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Women in Data

Our Women in Data campaign aims to showcase the rich landscape of women working with data science, technology and innovation across a diverse range of industries, fields and sectors in the City Region. From students to government ministers, chief executives to lab technicians, our campaign captures the profiles of our region’s women in data, tech and related fields.

Our aim is to show women and girls that others ‘just like them’ are thriving in these areas, including from atypical and ‘non-scientific’ backgrounds. The campaign sheds light on their stories and talents, celebrates their historical and current roles, and supports long-term, critical conversations about the ongoing journey to gender equality.

Gillian Docherty

Gillian Docherty

CEO, The Data Lab

Alice Mortlock

Alice Mortlock

Data Scientist for Mallzee

Katie Barker Ward

Waterstons: Business & IT Consultancy

Dr Larissa Pschetz

University of Edinburgh, Lecturer in Design Informatics and Programme Director of Product Design (BA Hons)

Dr Beth Biller

Astronomer, University of Edinburgh

Melissa Highton

Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services, University of Edinburgh

Professor Judy Robertson

Chair in Digital Learning, Moray House School of Education

Marta Portugal

Senior Data Scientist, Merkle Aquila

Dr Jasmina Lazic

Chief Data Technologist, the Bayes Centre

Dr Kathrin Cresswell

Chancellor’s Fellow and Director of Innovation, Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute

Cathy Mitchell

Assistant Director, Scottish Funding Council