I was a former Bioinformatician at the EMBL-EBI, an inter-governmental European Research Organisation. I was also a Trusted Advisor at the EMBL’s Ombud’s office, helping staff to help themselves during crisis and conflict. While at EMBL, I Co-founded Sukhaatma, an initiative to provide personalised Alternative Mind-Body Medicine Consultations. Currently, I am full-time on my effort where I regularly offer Emotional Intelligence, Personal effectiveness and Leadership training for Scientific, Academic and Health organisations and transformational coaching services for individuals.
“Know what is it that you want. Choose one thing and one thing only and give all your attention to it.”
- Date: 21st October 2019
- Location: Postdoc Centre, Mill Lane
If you could reinvent scholarly communication from scratch, what would it look like for you?
How research is performed, disseminated and communicated is currently undergoing a number of exciting developments that could change the landscape forever. Research projects are more interdisciplinary than ever before, collaboration across disciplines that had not traditionally intersected is now common and new research disciplines are blossoming thanks to methodological and technical advances.
The increase in preprint use and discussions about ongoing or published research in social media mean that research communication is no longer the exclusive realm of peer-reviewed journals.
Karen is a Policy Adviser for the Royal Society of Chemistry. She gathers evidence, through commissioned research, literature review and/or surveying the chemical sciences community and develop policy recommendations informed by this evidence. She develops relationships with key stakeholders, which can be MPs and civil servants as well as other organisations or members, and communicates recommendations to influence, directly or indirectly, policy direction and new regulations.
“For female scientists specifically, do not underestimate yourself.”
- 6 December 2019, 09:30-17:00
- Brussels, Belgium
The next Top Women Tech Summit is set for the 6th December 2019 in Brussels. CamAWiSE is pleased to be collaborating with Careers International once again in support of the exclusive event, where a select 120 talented and ambitious women meet with 18 top international companies.
What’s your next career move?
Do you have a background in a STEMM field or a business background with an affinity for IT, and 0–10 years of professional experience – register now for the Top Women Tech Summit.
CamAWiSE’s regular Women in STEMM series introduces one of our new Steering Committee member, Iratxe Puebla.
Iratxe is Senior Managing Editor the Open Access publisher PLOS ONE. She oversees the day-to-day editorial operations of the journal and works with a team of staff editors and editorial board.
Iratxe advise to aspiring women in STEMM,
“Be your own advocate and do not be shy to put yourself out there, try new things.”
Iratxe is organising the Festival of Ideas Odyssey 2030: The Future of publishing and research, 23 September 2019.