ScHARR professor wins Women of Sheffield 2019 Helen Sharman Award for Science

Congratulations to Professor Suzanne Mason who has won the Women of Sheffield 2019 Helen Sharman Award for Science.                                  

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Professor Suzanne Mason who works in the School of Health and Related Research has won the Helen Sharman Award for Science at the Women of Sheffield Awards 2019. The awards celebrate the amazing work women in Sheffield do and hopes to encourage young women in the area to follow in the footsteps of the women nominated.

Suzanne first joined the university in 2001 as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and now divides her time between the university and working as a consultant at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust emergency department.

Speaking on her award and encouraging more women to see a science career as a potential career path, Suzanne said:

"I am very proud to have been recognised for this award. It is a great honour to represent the women of Sheffield in the field of Science. As the first woman to be appointed to a Chair in emergency medicine in the UK, I have always worked hard to provide encouragement and opportunities for women in academia. Being a mum to two girls as well as working part time as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, I feel I am able to give a wealth of advice and support to other women so that they can achieve their goals without feeling they should compromise family or career.”

The Women of Sheffield Awards was held the day before International Women’s Day. This years theme for the day is #balanceforbetter which focuses on making the world and the workplace more balanced and equal.

I am very proud to have been recognised for this award. It is a great honour to represent the women of Sheffield in the field of Science.

Professor Suzanne mason

“I provide one to one mentorship for women as well as advice when asked. It is so important to have role models and knowing there are people who can be approached and are willing to act in such roles is vital for young women starting out on their own career journeys.
My advice is always to try and find good mentorship, use any support at home and at work to help you and set goals which are realistic in order to keep moving forwards.”

The University of Sheffield is celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing staff stories on how we are progressing gender equality. You can read them here.