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University of Manchester academic wins prestigious award for impact in STEM

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We’re so pleased to share the fantastic news that Professor Jackie Carter, Professor in Statistical Literacy at the University of Manchester, has been awarded the Academic Award at the FDM Every Woman in Technology Awards. This is awarded to a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM. Congratulations Jackie!

Alongside her teaching, Jackie is the Academic Lead for EDI Disability and in 2020 she was named a One in Twenty Women in Data and awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship. She writes and speaks internationally about the Data Fellows programme she has pioneered which creates opportunities for undergraduates, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups, to gain paid work placements in data and tech industries. Jackie works to connect education and skills to workplace needs. Her recent work involves taking the data fellows programme to Latin America to support skills development for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jackie also holds leadership roles in the GM4Women2028 and Equality Starts at Home gender equality charities, and is a board member of Lead5050.

On winning the award Jackie says:

“I was over the moon to win this award. As someone who is constantly trying to build bridges between STEM and the Humanities, and education and academia I could not be happier to have been recognised for my contribution in this space. And of course, I could not do any of it without our amazing students. It took me a long time to find what I excel at and now I have found it I want to scale it up so even more students and organisations can benefit. Watch this space.”

Find out more about Jackie and her journey in STEM.

We’d like to wish Jackie a huge congratulations on behalf of students and staff alike!