Dr Gwen Reilly appointed Faculty Director of Women in Engineering
Congratulations to Dr Gwen Reilly, appointed the next Faculty Director of Women in Engineering (FDWiE).
Succeeding Dr Rachel Rothman, Dr Gwen Reilly will fulfil the role for the next 3 years, until August 2020, championing gender equality in the Faculty to lead, develop and coordinate equality and diversity activities.
Dr Gwen Reilly joined the University of Sheffield in 2004. Based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, she is Senior Lecturer in Bioengineering looking after both undergraduate and PhD students as well as completing research.
She undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in cell biomechanics, biomaterials and bone structure respectively. Subsequently moving to a position as Research Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago specialising in tissue engineering.
Previously President of the European Society of Biomechanics, in which she was the first female president of that organisation, Dr Gwen Reilly is also a member of the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine and Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.