Professor Sarah Hainsworth

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  • Happy Women and Girls in Science Day!!

    In February of 2016, the United Nations decided to proclaim the 11th February of each year the International Women and Girls in Science Day. As a University we are committed to ensuring that gender should not be a barrier to...

  • Future of Impact in UKRI applications

    You may be aware that  that applicants to UK Research and Innovation – including the Research Councils – will no longer be required to provide a ‘Pathways to Impact’ statement or complete an ‘Impact Summary’ in grant applications from 1...

  • POM!

    POM is the Photonics Online Meetup. You might expect me to be interested in that - after all, photonics is my thing. But why would I want to tell you about it? There is a lot of discussion about how...

  • SetSquared and our remarkable women founders

    So, SetSquared has again been identified as the world's leading University Business Incubator! This outcome is the result of a rigorous analysis of metrics from over 1500 incubators in 78 countries, and to have this recognition for a third time...

  • Developing your career as a member of Research Staff

    Our University is committed to conducting internationally-leading research of global significance and to being a centre of excellence for the development of postgraduate, postdoctoral and early career researchers. Our research strategy articulates our intention to grow research power through our...

  • The changing external environment for research

    It's an exceptionally interesting moment to be thinking about the future of research at our University. There is a lot of preparation remaining to be done for REF, but not much research. The vast majority of the research that we...

  • Ethical implications of internally-funded research

    You will know that our research has ethical implications. These may range from the very direct and specific requirements of doing research with human subjects, to working with disadvantaged communities, or animals, or in different cultural environments, to the uses...