Celebrating the University's 'Women of Achievement 2016'

Professor Ruth Wilcox, Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.


Professor Ruth Wilcox is Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Mechanical Engineering. She joined the School’s academic staff as a lecturer in 2005, having been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2002.

Professor Wilcox is one of three University academics to have been honoured with Suffrage Science Awards, supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Royal Society. Chosen by current MRC Suffrage Award holders as outstanding researchers in science and engineering, the winners receive jewellery which is passed down from one generation of leading female scientists to the next.

She said: “In academia in particular, be independent minded. If you’ve got a good idea and are passionate about it, keep chipping away and eventually someone will fund it!”

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