Fifteen young women multidisciplinary PhD researchers from universities throughout the UK were selected to take part in a new ‘Under Her Eye’ Fellowship produced by acclaimed arts and science organisation Invisible Dust. This initiative was inspired by its Ambassador, Margaret Atwood.
The Fellows worked specifically within the research context of women’s contribution to the climate change challenge. They will utilise skills gained on the fellowship to produce activities for ‘Under Her Eye‘.
The Fellowship provided the students with tools to collaborate across disciplines, leading to artworks and engagement programmes that spark conversations on environmental issues. The bespoke training weekend included presentations from leading scientists and artists; along with training and practical workshops on project management, communication skills, fundraising, public speaking and social media.
Participants included students from the Universities of: Edinburgh, Hull, Imperial College London, Leeds, Leicester, Sheffield and York, along with The Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol, the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, and the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities.
Hear from the Fellows themselves, read their post Fellowship weekend blog posts below:
Claire McGinn – a musicology PhD student at the University of York.
Rosamund Portus – a doctoral researcher at the University of York, working within the environmental humanities.
Claire Cooper – a Priestley International Centre for Climate PhD researcher.
Fiona Clapperton – a Final Year PhD Student funded by WRoCAH.
Lucy Rowland – a third-year PhD candidate at the University of Leeds, based in the School of English and funded by the AHRC’s White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH).
Silvia Pergetti – a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology and ESRC-funded scholar at the University of Edinburgh.
Megan Douglas – a PhD researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on markets and energy access among forcibly displaced women in Eastern Africa.
Isobel Routledge – part of the Wellcome Trust 4 Year PhD programme in the Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London.
Isabel Cook – a doctoral researcher in the Archaeology Department at the University of Sheffield.
Adriana Suárez – a PhD Candidate in Environment, Energy and Resilience at the School of Geographical Sciences.
Annabel Douggleby – artist. Working across video, installation, sculpture and writing, Annabel’s practice responds to site and space, exploring the materiality and immateriality of a landscape as a catalyst for poetic, thoughtful encounters.