Women in Technology and Science
IRELAND

What We Do?

Advocating

Advocating for change, speaking with and for women in STEM, developing and improving policy and practice for us all.

Acting

Campaigning and collaborating with other like-minded groups to inform and educate about women’s participation in STEM.

Connecting

Connecting members from students to professionals, from life sciences to engineering, in industry and academia.

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WITS at a Glance

WITS key features: Founded 1990 by Mary Mulvihill science journalist (1959-2015). We aim to recruit, retain, return, revere and remember women in STEM. Our members are of all ages, from STEM... > More

Upcoming

14 Jul 2020

WITS News 14 July 2020

WITS News 14 July 2020 with upcoming WITS events, women in STEM, COVID-19, STEM and gender news. > More

20 Jul 2020

Racism in Science and Society 20 July 2020

Join WITS in an online discussion with author Angela Saini who will discuss racism in science,... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • Jane Grimson was the first woman to graduate in Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and is a Past President of Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. Jane is an honorary member of WITS and gave the 2016 Mary Mulvihill lecture Targets, quotas, carrots and... > Read more

  • Laura is a PhD student in Trinity College Dublin studying the first stellar explosions and their progenitors as an awardee of the IRC postgraduate research award. Laura is also and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. A Naughton scholar and graduate of TCD in Physics and Astrophysics,... > Read more

  • Dr Jaine Blayney studied Mathematics at the University of Oxford, then undertook a MSc and PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Ulster. This was followed by bioinformatics post-doctoral research at University of Ulster and Queen’s University of Belfast. She is currently a Lecturer in... > Read more

  • Dr Catherine Mooney is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Computer Science and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. Her research is in the area of machine learning based biomedical systems that support clinical decision making. > Read more

  • Dr Sandra Collins is the Director of the National Library of Ireland. The NLI collects and makes available the recorded memory of Ireland, caring for more than 10 million items, including books, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, websites and digital media. Sandra is originally a... > Read more

  • Anne-Marie is a bioanalytical scientist, with an interest in microbiology, immunodiagnostics and infection prevention. She has been a member of the WITS Ireland Executive since 2015. She has a BSc in Bioanalytical Science from ITT Dublin, a BA in International Relations from DCU and has worked... > Read more

  • Dr Andrea C Johnson is a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. Andrea graduated from University College Cork, with a PhD in Computer Science. She is a passionate advocate of women in technology and was an early adopter of Teenturn. She has a special interest in the mentorship and... > Read more

  • Fatemeh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin, in June 2018, which was funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Her current research focus is on developing AI-based algorithms to... > Read more

  • Dr Lara Cutlar is Vice-Chair of WITS. She completed her PhD at UCD in the summer of 2015, and is continuing that work on a non-viral gene therapy for a terrible skin fragility condition, called Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB). She is project manager at Amryt Pharma and often... > Read more

  • Sandra Riordan is a Synthetic Organic Chemist with Research Applications in Asymmetric Catalysis. Mentor and Founder of Chemistry Academy and enjoys Inspiring Fun and Interest in Science. > Read more

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    • Jane Grimson was the first woman to graduate in Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and is a Past President of Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. Jane... > Read more

    • Laura is a PhD student in Trinity College Dublin studying the first stellar explosions and their progenitors as an awardee of the IRC postgraduate research award. Laura is also and a member of the... > Read more

    • Dr Jaine Blayney studied Mathematics at the University of Oxford, then undertook a MSc and PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Ulster. This was followed by bioinformatics post-doctoral... > Read more

    • Dr Catherine Mooney is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Computer Science and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. Her research is in the area of machine learning based... > Read more

    • Dr Sandra Collins is the Director of the National Library of Ireland. The NLI collects and makes available the recorded memory of Ireland, caring for more than 10 million items, including books,... > Read more

    • Anne-Marie is a bioanalytical scientist, with an interest in microbiology, immunodiagnostics and infection prevention. She has been a member of the WITS Ireland Executive since 2015. She has a BSc... > Read more

    • Dr Andrea C Johnson is a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. Andrea graduated from University College Cork, with a PhD in Computer Science. She is a passionate advocate of women in... > Read more

    • Fatemeh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin, in June 2018, which was funded... > Read more

    • Dr Lara Cutlar is Vice-Chair of WITS. She completed her PhD at UCD in the summer of 2015, and is continuing that work on a non-viral gene therapy for a terrible skin fragility condition, called... > Read more

    • Sandra Riordan is a Synthetic Organic Chemist with Research Applications in Asymmetric Catalysis. Mentor and Founder of Chemistry Academy and enjoys Inspiring Fun and Interest in Science. > Read more

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      Inspiring Women Interviews

      Some of our corporate members

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