OUR PROJECTS

WISC are uniquely positioned to study and reflect on the experiences of women in our community. These projects are lead by our resident social scientist - Dr Jennifer Leigh - who is an expert in embodiment, reflective practice, identity, academic practice, ableism and inclusivity and creative research methods in higher education. Jen L. is coordinating a number of projects, working with different groups of our network members from the supramolecular chemistry community.

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We currently have several funded projects underway that are bringing some more creative and reflective aspects of social science together with STEM. These include a collaborative autoethnography project funded by the RSC that is looking specifically at experiences through and post-Covid-19 and its impacts on womens’ progression; a project using a combination of creative research methods including rhythmanalysis within a research team to explore the dynamics of team work and team building funded through a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship; and an ethnographic and visual methods based project that is looking to evaluate the impact of creative and reflective methods on scientific research outputs funded through a BA APEX grant.

 

We are in the process of developing more work, please get in touch if you would be interested to learn more, attend a webinar, or contribute in the future.