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Episode from the podcastThe Lonely Pipette : helping scientists do better science

TLP #4 : Championing diversity in research - Fiona Watt

Released Monday, 2nd November 2020
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In this episode we talk to Fiona Watt about her career moves and her journey to become the first woman to lead the Medical Research Council (MRC).
  • She tells us about her early experiences with crocodile hunting
  • She talks about how she chooses scientific questions to work on and looking for new challenges
  • She tells us about how she made her career moves and how she created collaborative environments
  • Fiona talks about her experiences as a journal editor and shares her thoughts about scientific publishing and new publishing models
  • She talks about how to promote gender equality and cultural diversity in the scientific enterprise and how to counter bad behaviour
  • We discuss how to get the right work-life balance and respecting other people’s work habits
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Fiona mentioned these labs, institutions and journals :

To find out more about Fiona visit her website or follow her on Twitter

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To learn more about the soundtrack :
Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler