The Daphne Jackson Trust, led by Dr Katie Perry, supports women and men returning to science and engineering careers following a break for family, caring or health reasons. Daphne Jackson Fellows return to a wide array of STEM disciplines ranging from astrophysics to software engineering and with them bring a unique combination of experience, knowledge and dedication to the research team and more broadly to the scientific discipline to which they return. Since it was founded in 1992 the Trust has helped over 250 women return to STEM careers, with many going on to permanent academic positions, and four to date reaching professorial level.
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