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Meet the women in STEM in our online panel event!

Meet the women in STEM in our online panel event!

As our Summer of Science campaign continues with a spotlight on our secondary title, Human and Social Biology for CSEC® Examinations, we are excited to be holding an online panel discussion, 'Opening up science: Meet the women in STEM'.

On Tuesday 28th June at 6pm BST, we will be joined by three inspiring women from the STEM industry, including two of our authors, to discuss their experiences in the field, offer advice for young women aspiring to have a career in science, and more.

Meet the panel

Dr Claire Durant is a biology expert who gained her doctorate from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. She is the author of the biology textbook “Biology for CAPE Examinations”, and a former Caribbean Examinations Council Assistant Chief Examiner. Dr. Durant is trained in educational measurement, assessment and evaluation and has taught at both secondary and tertiary levels in the Caribbean and UK.

Niva Miles 
is a science author who has worked extensively as a biology teacher; as Chair of Examiners for GCSE biology, human biology and Human Physiology and Health; and with the Welsh inspectorate. During her time teaching adults, she collaborated with the Welsh government and hospitals to develop a course for Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement technicians and tutored a Life Science Access course.

Dr Joanne Simmons-Boyce is a Natural Products Chemist who is interested in isolating bioactive compounds from plants and/or marine organisms; utilizing analytical instrumentation for structural elucidation; investigating the potential health benefits of species through the use of metabolomic techniques and preserving Barbadian biocultural practices by educating both the adult and younger generations about Barbadian traditions. 

Get your class involved...
If you're teaching a science lesson or want to engage young women in science, why not join the event in your classroom and send us a photo for a chance to be featured on our channels?


Submit your questions for the panel...
Do you have a question for our panel? Email us at with your question for the chance to have it asked included at the end of the event!

Don't miss out!

Click here to watch the event recording. 

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