Daphne Jackson Fellowships help return scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to their careers after a break of 2 or more years.

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New Trustees join the Daphne Jackson Trust Board

We are delighted to welcome two new Trustees to the Daphne Jackson Trust 's governing Board. Karen Hassell, Professor of Social Pharmacy at the University of Manchester and Dr Carole Thomas, Head of Directorate at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, will join our distinguished Board of Trustees chaired by Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath. Dr Katie Perry, Chief Executive of the Daphne Jackson Trust said:

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Daphne Jackson Fellowships support women AND men wishing to return to research

Over 90% of Daphne Jackson Fellows are women, but our fellowship scheme is also open to men who have taken a career break of 2 or more years for family, caring or health reasons. Dr Allen Mswaka, a microbiologist, recently completed his Fellowship at Queen's University, Belfast. And in our latest awards round, Dr Julian Daniels, a physicist interested in climate change, has been awarded a Daphne Jackson Fellowship which he will carry out at the University of Hull.

Read on to find out more about Dr Allen Mswaka's successful return to research.

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What we do

The Daphne Jackson Trust aims to return researchers to their careers with confidence, and

  • helps retain a talented STEM workforce by offering flexible fellowships with mentoring and training to allow women and men to return to research after a career break of 2 or more years
  • supports equality and diversity in the research workforce
  • develops partnerships that extend the reach and increase the impact of flexible working opportunities for STEM researchers