Women in Science

An informal talk followed by a buffet sandwich lunch* *If you would like to attend the talk followed by a sandwich lunch, please notify, Donna (brcpa@well.ox.ac.uk).

The aim of these sessions is for the speaker to share their own experience of a career in science & how they have balanced this career with lifestyle, and for them to provide advice to scientists.

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng is the Technikos Professor of Biomedical
Engineering in the Oxford University Department of Engineering Science, Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBME), and a Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is a Fellow of the UK IET, a Fellow of the MICCAI Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She is also the current President of the MICCAI Society which is the international society in her field. She serves on numerous UK funding agency grant awarding and advisory panels, and a number of committees of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society. She was awarded an OBE for services to Science and Engineering in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2013.

Professor Noble is a founding director of the Biomedical Image Analysis (BioMedIA)
Laboratory based at the Oxford IBME; a multi-disciplinary research group working in the area of biomedical imaging and image analysis, an important sub-discipline of modern biomedical engineering. She heads a large research activity in cardiovascular image analysis, women’s health imaging (obstetrics and perinatal care) and microscopy image analysis. She is also Chief Technology Officer of Intelligent Ultrasound Ltd, a spin-out company from her laboratory. Throughout her career she has combined research with training early career researchers, playing an influential role in setting up biomedical engineering education programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at Oxford, and personally having supervised or co-supervised 49 PhD students to successful completion to-date.