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Louise Bright

Louise Bright

Director of Research and Business Engagement,
University of South Wales

Dr Louise Bright is Director of Research and Business Engagement at the University of South Wales. She has held positions with the Welsh Government looking at ways to increase the level of research funding in Wales was the Associate Director of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education with responsibility for Wales.   She is a peer reviewer for the HR Excellence in Research Award and was a member of the Chief Science Advisor for Wales Task and Finish Group which wrote a report considering women in STEM in Wales. Most recently, Louise has established the Wales Women in STEM network.

Gain the latest insights from leaders in the higher education and research sector on delivering innovative approaches to encourage the promotion of women in research and academia by building self-confidence and resilience

  • Exploring approaches for encouraging more women to apply for senior research positions, PHD’s and pursue careers in research
  • Challenging stereotypes and unconscious bias which prevent women from progressing to senior positions in research careers
  • Outlining strategies for building self-confidence and resilience amongst women so that they feel confident in applying for research positions and promotions
  • Analysing how to successfully create a more diverse research workforce which includes gender and racial parity