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Celebrating Women in our Community #IWD2021

Staff at the University are playing an integral role in our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day.

From taking up roles on the frontline to being involved in key research into the effects of the pandemic, we give you an insight into the incredible work of some of our female colleagues and celebrate their achievements.

Professor Dawn Brooker MBE

Professor Dawn Brooker, MBE, heads up the Association for Dementia Studies team, who have been working throughout the pandemic to help care homes and community groups support those living with dementia and their carers.

After dedicating more than 35 years of her life to helping improve care for people living with Dementia, Dawn has been made an MBE in this year’s New Year’s honours. Her work has advanced professional practice and she is now one of the UK’s leading experts, whose work is well known around the world.

Dr Gabriela Misca

Dr Gabriela Misca, from the School of Psychology, is currently conducting a study, in partnership with the charity Relate, into the impact of Covid-19 on families. The data from the study, which is now entering the next phase, will help produce practice and policy briefings to help develop new policies and ways to support families, couples, and children during the ‘new normal’ and any subsequent waves of the pandemic and/or other public health crises.

Denisse Levermore

Denisse Levermore, Senior Lecturer and Bank Registered General Nurse is one of the University’s colleagues who has been working on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19.

Denisse, who lectures in the School of Allied Health and Community, has written a number of reflective pieces, sharing her personal experiences, of what it has been like:

Professor Kay Mohanna

In April 2020, Professor Kay Mohanna returned to work full time in General Practice to support the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kay had been working at the University part-time for the previous five years, lecturing, researching and supporting the University’s work to create the Three Counties Medical School.  But with staffing and resources desperately short across the NHS, Kay decided to return to full time work as a GP

Celebrating our students

The theme of this years International Women’s Day is “the tremendous efforts by women and girls in shaping the recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic.” With this in mind we’ve selected just a few of the female students who are playing an integral role in this recovery.

Gender equality at Worcester

In recent years the University has been recognised in a number of ways for its valuable work contributing to Gender Equality.  

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