I’m Polish, I come from Gdańsk. Even though I have spent over half of my life outside of Poland, I maintain very close ties with my home country (regular visits, science communication, running workshops etc). I have also been intensely involved in working with and for the Polish diaspora, particularly Polish students and academics living abroad.
My work has been recognised via
- A Lady Soroptimist title, awarded by the Soroptimist International club in Gdańsk, Poland
- The Outstanding Pole in England, Wales and Northern Ireland prize (Wybitny Polak w Anglii, Walii i Irlandii Północnej), in the Science category, awarded by Teraz Polska and organised by the Polish City Club and PANGEA Magazine.
- I have also been awarded the Honorary Prize from Dziennik Polski – “Człowiek roku”.
What have I been involved in?
- Invited to be a member of the Polish Society of Arts and Sciences Abroad.
- Established a twinning link between the cities of Oxford and Wrocław.
- 80th anniversary of the British Council in Poland – Published an essay in “Crossing Points: UK-Poland Common interests, shared concerns”, available in English and Polish.
- #Polka100 project – finalist.
- Belvedere Forum 2018 – plenary speaker.
- Congress of Polish Women in the UK (Kongres Polek) – panellist, discussing gender equality in academia
- Science: Polish Perspectives conference – organiser and host.
- Polonium Foundation – Ambassador of the programme.
- Assisting with the Bloody Foreigners campaign.