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Women in Maths

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been successful in achieving the very prestigious Bronze Athena SWAN Department Awards. The Athena SWAN Charter encourages Athena Swanand recognises commitment to combating under-representation and advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) roles within the higher education and research sectors

The Mathematics and Statistics Athena Swan Committee

Dr Sarah Mitchell (Chair, Deputy Head of Department Senior Lecturer
Dr Alan Hegarty (Head of Department) Senior Lecturer
Professor Cathal Walsh Professor
Professor Natalia Kopteva Associate Professor
Dr. Norma Bargary Lecturer Below the Bar
Maria McDonald Department Administrator
Dr Brendan Florio Postdoctoral Researcher
Daria Semochkina Postgraduate Student
Shaunagh Downing Undergraduate Student

Meet the University of Limerick's Women in Mathematical Sciences

Encouraging young women into STEM subjects is vitally important, as indicated in SFI's recent barometer survey carried out to establish the Irish public’s attitudes and awareness of STEM in our society.  85% of respondents agreed it is important to encourage more girls to study STEM.

MACSI wants to increase the visibility of female role models in Mathematics and Statistics. With that in mind let’s have few minutes with some of the University of Limerick’s women who work in the mathematical sciences.

Dr. Romina Gaburro first tells us why see loves maths!


We spent 5 minutes with women in the mathematical sciences to find out more about them:



Women in Mathematics Day – Ireland

These events have been held in the University of Limerick or NUI Galway in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

The aim of these events is to celebrate women across all the mathematical sciences and to provide a networking platform to meet and talk with women who are active and successful in mathematics. The Women in Mathematics Day events are open to everyone who is interested in progressing gender balance across careers within the mathematical sciences regardless of gender, sector or career stage. 

UL Women in Maths


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