Goodbye to Eithne

5 September 2016

As Eithne leaves the Women in Physics Group committee she provides an update on what she’s been doing.

Before her role as Professor in the School of Physics and Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Eithne was formerly Fellow and member of Governing Body at Magdalen College, Oxford and Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Crawford Hill Laboratory, New Jersey, USA.

During Eithne's time serving on the WiPG committee, she was appointed to the Board of the Irish Research Council by Ministerial appointment. She led successful gender equality awards during this period, Institute of Physics Juno and Athena SWAN in the first round of Athena SWAN applications following its launch in Ireland in 2015. She serves on the Executive of Women in Technology and Science (WITS) which celebrates its 25th anniversary in November 2015. She has led Trinity Women in Physics and initiated Irish national Women in Physics meetings and networking as well as gathering and sharing national gender disaggregated data for Physics. She has also represented Juno internationally; giving a talk in Brussels at the kick-off meeting of GENERA, a new EU-funded project with a predominantly European focus encouraging research institutes and other physics organisations across the EU to develop gender equality plans (more information here). She initiated a "Focus on Women in Light" event in Dublin as part of the UNESCO International Year of Light events with kind support from the IOP Women in Physics Group.

Eithne has served Trinity and the wider national and international community on numerous scientific and service to the community committees including Finance, Personnel and Appointments, Equality, EU INTEGER and Personnel and Appointments. She feels she has been extremely fortunate to have worked with such enthusiastic colleagues on the Women in Physics Group.

Professor Eithne McCabe
M.A.(Oxon), D.Phil.(Oxon), B.E.(NUI), FTCD, FInstP