Episode published: 26/03/19
In episode #3 we chat with PHD student Susanne Hilger about life as a more junior Participant in an INI programme and the issues raised by being a female mathematician in a traditionally male-dominated environment. Hosted by: Dan Aspel (INI Communications Manager).
00:00 – Intro, being a PHD student and an INI programme participant
02:30 – Life working alongside senior academics
03:50 – Explaining her PHD subject
07:40 – Being a women in a male-dominated environment: “I have no role models”
10:00 – Finding support
11:00 – Choosing between an academic career and a family
12:00 – Issues of confidence
Susanne Hilger tells the podcast about life as a junior Participant in an INI programme
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