Meet Professor Carron Shankland! When I first read her profile, I couldn't help but wonder why I was being paired as a Co-Panelist with such a remarkably accomplishment academic! A Professor in Computing Science! But meeting her in person and listening to her story made me realize, that at the end of the day, no matter where we come from or how different our stories may be, sometimes we all want the same things and some experiences are universal! E.g. Dreams, aspirations, ambitions, success, love, family, career, success, loss, grief etc.
Carron is a professor in Computing Science at the University of Stirling. In 2016 she was one of twelve women in Computing and Mathematics to receive a Suffrage Science Award, recognising both scientific achievement and ability to inspire others.
Carron is passionate about the promotion of careers in science for women, having initiated and led the Athena SWAN programme of actions at Stirling for four years. She chairs the BCS Women in Computing Research Group and is building a good practice network of computing departments engaged in gender equality work.
Carron has been an academic for twenty-seven years; at Stirling for twenty of those years. Her research is about understanding the behaviour of biological systems through mathematical and computational models. She co-leads the POEMS network linking modelling to healthcare technology. A current project is in modelling cancer therapies to try to understand how the actions of therapies might combine to greater effect. As a senior academic, she believes in participating in governance: she's had positions on Academic Council and University Court, and was deputy head of Natural Sciences.
When she's not doing computing science (or admin!) she likes to play classical chamber music (she plays clarinet and viola), chop things down in the garden, or visit galleries and coffee shops with her partner Pat. #internationalwomensday #iwd2017 #aberdeen #scotland #unitedkingdom #carronshankland@CarronShankland