SECP Director, Prof. Julie Doyle, has been invited to participate in a prestigious Fellowship Programme, ‘Under Her Eye’, which gives twelve early career women aged 18-30 the opportunity to explore the relationship between art and science to produce new artwork on environment and climate change. Led by award-winning arts and science charity, Invisible Dust, the programme will explore how creative collaborations can evolve between disciplines, within the research context of women’s contribution to the climate change challenge.

With expertise in the cultural and creative communication of climate change, Professor Doyle will be delivering a workshop for Fellows on 20 April 2018 to explore culture and creativity in climate communication and engagement.

Professor Doyle says, ‘I am delighted to be invited to be part of this Fellowship Programme which gives young women the opportunity and platform to contribute to important cultural conversations about climate change. As a passionate advocate of interdisciplinary work on climate change, I look forward to working with the Fellows to share ideas and help contribute to more affective and collaborative forms of climate engagement.’

Professor Doyle will be joining a team of leading scientists and artists who will contribute training and practical workshops on project management, communication skills, fundraising, public speaking and social media. The programme will include considerable involvement and input into ‘Under Her Eye’ (UHE), Invisible Dust’s major conference and arts festival taking place on 1 and 2 June 2018 at the British Library, London (more details here). Inspired and headlined by ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ author, Margaret Attwood, UHE will explore and showcases the role of women in the sciences, economics, art and technology of the climate change revolution.