Chemistry celebrates its female role models

Portrait of a Woman 2017 – Miss Pauline Boulding

Firstly, as nominated by the Department of Chemistry community, recently retired member of the support staff, Pauline Boulding, has been selected as one of the sixteen women photographed as part of the Portrait of a Woman 2017 photo exhibition. The portraits were commissioned to celebrate the women who have made a special contribution to the University of Sheffield.

Pauline was the focal point of the chemistry department’s common room. She was the friendly, welcoming lady who was the heart of the tea room. She retired in 2015 after working at the University for 16 years.


The Suffrage Award 2017 – Dr Sarah Staniland

Fresh off her award of the Harrison-Mendola Prize in 2016, Dr Sarah Staniland has become the latest recipient of the Suffrage Science award, which recognises the achievements of women in science. Sarah received the award in March at the Royal Society in London.

About the award Sarah said: “I am thrilled to receive this award. There is nothing more important than ensuring the great science of the future and diversity is key to this, so inspiring women to do and stay in a career in science is my great passion.

"I will use this two year award period as a focus to get a number of big and small initiatives actioned, from nursery care to grant funding over maternity leave.”


For more about these honours, please visit the Department of Chemistry's website.