Dr Kelsey Byers' Biosciences #Inspire lecture 'Disabled in the field'
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The University of Sheffield's School of Biosciences was delighted to welcome Dr Kelsey Byers, an evolutionary chemical ecologist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, a recent speaker for the Biosciences #Inspire lecture series.
The Biosciences #Inspire lectures aim to champion scientists from underrepresented and minority groups in the Biosciences, and promote discussions about how to create a more inclusive working and learning environment.
This event was focused on discussions around science, ableism in academia, and experiences as a scientist with a disability. It consisted of a talk from Dr Kelsey Byers and was followed by a discussion panel with people from across the Biosciences as well as Professor Dominic McHugh, Chair of the Disability Staff Network at the University of Sheffield.
More about Dr Kelsey Byers
Dr Kelsey Byers (any/all pronouns welcome) is an evolutionary chemical ecologist working at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. Originally from the USA, Kelsey did her PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, on floral scent in monkeyflowers. She then did two postdocs - one in Zurich, Switzerland working on alpine orchids and a second at Cambridge, UK, working on tropical butterflies - before starting her own group at the John Innes Centre. Kelsey is also a passionate advocate for the inclusion of scientists with disabilities in both formal and informal scientific contexts.
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