Tuesday 11 February 2020, marks the fifth International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In this blog, Flavie Vial, our Lead Scientist for Wildlife, explains more about the day and asks some of our female scientists to share their personal experiences and offer advice to school-aged girls interested in STEM careers.
As Lead Scientist, Flavie is responsible for developing the strategy for and managing the scientific portfolio of wildlife research across APHA, ensuring high scientific standards and policy relevance.
Her role also involves nurturing important strategic collaborations, such as links with academia or other public sector research institutes, as well as ensuring the specialised skills base required to deliver our wildlife work is maintained within the agency.
Prior to joining APHA 2 years ago, her work focussed on providing intelligence on emerging issues in the wildlife conservation and veterinary public health sectors for various policy customers in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Other areas of interests include statistics, science communication and diversity in STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
A lot of great science is carried out on a daily basis at APHA and our scientists relish opportunities to demonstrate that science can be exciting and easy to understand. In this three minute read, find out how our scientists enjoyed showing children at the Countryside Days event at the Great Yorkshire Showground just how fun science can be.
The Votes for Women series has now gone full circle. Our blog post sharing the achievements of female scientists at the National Wildlife Management Centre which kicked off our year-long celebration was published at the beginning of March, 100 years …
In the penultimate instalment of our Votes for Women series, we revisit the nineties and the noughties, a time when Girl Power fever hit the UK, inspired by the Spice Girls…or was it by our scientists?
The 24-30 September was Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2018, a great time to look out for distinctive russet fur, tufted ears and a twitching tail. To celebrate this iconic British mammal, APHA’s squirrel experts have written a blog post highlighting …
This instalment of our celebrating votes for women series takes us on a journey through the 1970s and 80s from the advent of the small scientific desktop computers, revolutionising the way we analysed data, to the first cases of “mad …
Our August instalment of the celebrating votes for women series introduces some of the agency's women scientists in the 1950s and 1960s and how their work in the fields of bacteriology and virology, in particular, contributed to a new understanding of many diseases of economic, zoonotic and political importance.
Our next instalment in our celebrating votes for women series explores the career of Connie Ford, one of the UK’s first female vets in the early 1930s.
April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness month! Charlotte Cook and Flavie Vial share with us one of the many ways mathematics is used within APHA to inform decision-making.
Continuing our celebrating votes for women series, Flavie Vial, an APHA statistician, explores the achievements over the last 100 years of the many women scientists within APHA and its predecessors. This blog looks at the early years (1930-1949).