Professor Sheila MacNeil recipient of Suffrage Science award
Professor of Tissue Engineering, Sheila MacNeil, receives Suffrage Science award for women in engineering and physical sciences.
Attending the Suffrage Science Awards event today (Wednesday 8th March) at The Royal Society in London, Professor MacNeil is 1 of 12 female scientists receiving the award in recognition of their scientific achievements, and for their ability to inspire others.
Setup in 2011, The Suffrage Science Scheme was created by the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, a biomedical research institute of the UK’s Medical Research Council, to encourage women to enter scientific subjects, and to stay.
The Suffrage Science award is a piece of jewellery designed by students at Central Saint Martins – UAL college of art and design, long-standing science-arts collaborators with the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS).
Professor MacNeil receives her award from previous winner Professor Alicia El Haj, a leading figure in regenerative medicine.
After two years, each of the 12 winning women hand on their jewellery to a recipient of their choice at the hand-over ceremony. The handing on of the Suffrage Science jewellery is seen as a vote of confidence by one woman for another, and creates an ever-expanding cohort of talented women with a connection, encouraging all to reach senior leadership roles.
Receiving her award Professor MacNeil said “I’d like to thank Alicia El Haj for nominating me as she is such an inspirational leader in the field of tissue regeneration."
Suffrage Science Scheme
Professor Sheila MacNeil
In 2014 she was awarded the President's Prize from the UK Society for Biomaterials in recognition of long standing service to biomaterials science both in the UK and internationally.