Portrait of an inspirational woman: Professor Glynis Jones

Celebrating International Women’s Day

This year the University of Sheffield is celebrating International Women's Day with the #BeBoldForChange campaign, encouraging purposeful action to create a more inclusive, gender equal world.

Glynis is unique because she excels in all the areas of work that she undertakes.

Part of the celebrations is the Portrait of a Woman exhibition, which celebrates women who have made a special contribution to the life of the University.

The Portrait of a Woman 2017 photo exhibition celebrates women who have made a special contribution to the life of the University. It is made up entirely of women that have been nominated by staff or students and we hope that the exhibition will form part of our ongoing commitment to recognise the achievements of our outstanding female colleagues.

Glynis Jones

Sheffield Archaeology’s Glynis Jones is one of the impressive and inspirational women to be featured in the exhibition.Glynis has been carrying out outstanding research and teaching in the Department of Archaeology for over 30 years.
With a world-leading reputation, Glynis has far-reaching influence which has led her to collaborate with academics throughout Europe and west Asia. Closer to home, Glynis was closely involved in establishing the Sheffield Centre of Archaeobotany and Land Use and the Sheffield Archaeobotanical Consultancy.

In her department, Glynis is as well known for her dedication to her students as for her acclaimed research. Her colleagues said: “We have many world-class academics, exemplary teachers and exceptional leaders at the University, but Glynis is unique because she excels in all the areas of work that she undertakes.  Glynis moves from global research of international significance, to working with an individual student, to discussing a detail about curriculum changes, to raising funds for Porter Valley. She undertakes all of these things with equal passion, enthusiasm, energy, tenacity and attention to detail. It is this roundedness that makes Glynis outstanding, coupled with her humble approach.”

For more about Glynis’s work see: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/people/jones