Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month runs through March and coincides with International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021. This month seeks to honour the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout history, as well as further gender parity.

Women's History Month

Women's History Month recognises the contribution of significant women throughout history who have had an impact on contemporary society. It is a time to remember historical events, such as women's suffrage, which is the theme for this year, "Valiant Women of the vote: Refusing to Be Silenced". 

Our community

Hear about just some of the inspiring students and researchers that make up our community here at Derby:

Sorria Douglas at work

Sorria is a first-class engineering pioneer

Sorria Douglas graduated with a first-class honours degree from the University of Derby and is now the first female design engineer at Nottingham-based firm L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation.

Read Sorria's storyRead Sorria's story

Our researchers

Our researchers are generating distinctive, world-leading and impactful research, highlighted by some of our female scholars below. 

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive

Professor Kathryn Mitchell
Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive

‘Excellent research is at the heart of what we do as a university; research that is not simply done for its own sake but also to inform our teaching and improve the lives of those within our communities, society more generally and, indeed, across the world’.


UDORA Research Archive:
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Dean of Research

Clare Brindley
Dean of Research, Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, College of Business, Law & Social Sciences

Clare's research is multidisciplinary in nature exploring the connections between women and small business SME’s


UDORA Research Archive:
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Lecturer in Advanced Practice

Gerri Mortimore
Lecturer in Advances Practice, College of Health and Social Care

Gerri's research mainly focuses on a genetic condition called haemochromatosis in which the body, absorbs too much iron and the severe damage which this can cause to the liver.


UDORA Research Archive:
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Professor, Arts and Health

Susan Hogan
Professor, Arts and Health: Interdisciplinary research around women’s issues and the arts in health

Susan's research is interdisciplinary in nature and investigates women’s issues and the arts in health.


UDORA Research Archive:
View Susan's research profile