We are delighted to announce our 2021 winners for the MPLS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Every other year, alternating with the University-wide Diversity Awards, we recognise staff and students in MPLS who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to advance ED&I within our communities.
Dr Martine Abboud talks about her scientific journey as a first-generation graduate, how to maintain life-work balance and the various enterprise-related opportunities a science researcher can access in Oxford.
Dr Martine Abboud is a passionate advocate of being an enterprising researcher and as one of the 2019 Forbes European ’30 under 30 to watch’ she can attest to the challenges of maintaining a life-work balance. Over an MPLS Enterprising Women: Lunch and Learn session she shared her scientific journey as a first-generation graduate and her experiences of the various enterprise-related opportunities that science researchers can access in Oxford, including her participation in the RisingWISE programme, jointly run between Oxford and Cambridge.
Find out how Prof Angela Russell combines the worlds of business and research through Oxtem, a company she co-founded, and still find time for family life.
Prof Angela Russell embodies being an enterprising academic: she holds a professorial appointment which spans different departments and divisions, and combines the worlds of business and research through Oxstem, the company which she co-founded. Find out how she has navigated these different elements to achieve win: wins and still find time for family life
There are a number of other internal funding opportunities for KE and impact that are managed across the University. They are listed on the Research Services KE and Impact Funding Opportunities webpage.
A new technology, developed by Oxford researchers, in partnership with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Φ-lab, will pilot the detection of flood events from space. It was deployed on hardware on D-Orbit’s upcoming ‘Wild Ride’ mission being launched by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, 30 June, 20.00 UK time.
Plastic pollution and other ocean debris are a complex global environmental problem. Every year, ten million tonnes of plastic are estimated to be mismanaged, resulting in entry into the ocean, of which half will float initially. Yet, only 0.3 million tonnes of plastic can be found floating on the surface of the ocean. Where has the rest of the plastic gone?