Wed, 05 May|
Minorities in STEM: The Blackbody Problem - Talk by Dr. Yolanda Ohene
Dr. Yolanda Ohene will share her journey from physics to medical imaging as an early career researcher, her perspectives on being a Black woman in academia, and her advocacy work with Minorities in STEM and The Blackett Lab Family.
Time & Location
05 May 2021, 18:00 – 19:00
About the Event
Dr. Ohene is a postdoctoral researcher in the Neuroimaging group at the University of Manchester. Her work is in developing new MRI techniques for neurodegenerative diseases. Yolanda completed her MSci in Physics at Imperial College London in 2013, followed by a PhD in Medical Imaging from UCL. In 2019, Yolanda was awarded the IOP Jocelyn Bell-Burnell Award and prize for outstanding contribution to physics by an early-career female physicist. Alongside her lab work, Yolanda is a science communicator and has spoken at many events including on the BBC, at the Cheltenham Science Festival, and as part of the Maths Inspiration team. In 2017, Ohene co-founded the Minorities in STEM (@MinoritySTEM) network to help to support, connect and showcase those in STEM fields from ethnic minority backgrounds. Yolanda is one of the founding members of The Blackett Lab Family – UK collective of Black physicists.