International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

To mark the 9th anniversary of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re celebrating our DNA, Children + Young People’s Health Resource (D-CYPHR) Clinical Lead, Dr Anna Moore!

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, also known as the global #FEBRUARY11 campaign, is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls. It is a reminder of the essential role that gender equality plays in achieving scientific and technological advances. The theme for 2024 is “Women & Girls in Science Leadership: A New Era for Sustainability” and emphasises the crucial role of female leadership in science for advancing sustainability goals globally.

One female who is leading in research to improve the future, and sustainability of, our children is Dr Anna Moore. She’s the Clinical Lead for D-CYPHR and co-developed the programme with her findings and experience as Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, consultant psychiatrist at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and researcher with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East of England.

She has recently been recognised as one of the “Most Promising Research Leaders” with a Future Leaders Fellowship Award from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). You can find out more about this grant that supports tackling global issues and bringing innovations to life. Dr Moore’s project, specifically, aims to develop an AI system designed to speed up the diagnosis of mental health conditions in children. Learn more about it.

As a CPFT researcher and child & adolescent psychiatrist, Anna is reshaping mental health care for young people. Working with families, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and Cambridgeshire Children’s Coalition, she's creating easy-to-use digital tools for earlier diagnosis, promising a significant shift in mental health treatment.

Our female volunteers

We also recognise the women and girls who take part in health research as BioResource volunteers. We would like to thank them for their contribution to science and particularly the girls who’ve joined D-CYPHR so far! As well as taking part in research, we hope to inspire future young female scientists.

Find out more about D-CYPHR and how to get involved!

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