Women of Achievement 2018: Professor Julia Steinberger

In the latest of our regular feature series – profiling all 15 of the 2018 Women of Achievement Awards winners in turn – we are highlighting the accomplishments of Professor Julia Steinberger.

Women of Achievement 2018: Dr Julia Steinberger. April 2019

Professor Julia Steinberger (School of Earth and Environment) is a true inter-disciplinarian, who started off in the natural sciences but has had a lifelong interest in history and political philosophy that has gradually become more central in her research.

She combines thinking about ideas with thinking about measurement in her industrial ecology and ecological economics research, breaking new ground by actively trying to avoid mainstream economics lenses.

Professor Steinberger won a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award for her work on Living Well Within Limits (LiLi), investigating how universal human well-being might be achieved within planetary boundaries

Professor Steinberger does not shirk from the difficult questions, and her passion for her research area is infectious. She is both an intellectual leader and a team leader, enjoys collaborating with others and is highly respected in her position. She is a skilled communicator and able to translate complex topics into something that is understandable to everyone. This is reflected in her teaching, where her passion for her subject is something she passes on to students.

The Women of Achievement Awards recognise the significant contribution and impact women at the University are making across our institution and beyond.

Held for the fifth time last year, the Awards are a key part of the University’s Leeds Gender Framework. They are integral to our commitment to further promote and accelerate gender equality, support the career development of talented women in all areas of the organisation, and provide high-visible role models that will inspire others to develop and thrive.

The outstanding achievements of 15 female colleagues and students were recognised at last year’s Women of Achievement Awards.

They celebrate the significant contributions and impact the winners have made across the University and beyond. The women receiving awards were all nominated by their peers, and represent academic and professional staff, as well as students, and are drawn from across the University.

They all share a common commitment to excellence and have performed outstandingly in their fields, whether this be in research, student education or student experience, scholarship, leadership of key University initiatives, or supporting administrative and technical activities.

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