Tag: Working culture

A shared parental leave experience from Dr. David Riglar

Dr David Riglar

For many, welcoming a child and becoming a parent can be a daunting experience. Did you know that one of the benefits that Imperial College London provides is maternity/paternity, adoption or shared parental support leave and pay? Here, Dr. David Riglar shares his experience of taking a period of leave and the benefits of doing so.


A great start: DoID Postdoc and Fellows Day 2021

By Julia Sanchez Garrido

On Friday 29 October, we held the first edition of what should become an annual DoID Postdoc & Fellow Day (#DoIDPFDay). It was virtual this year but should become an in-person, all-day event in the future!

Professor Wendy Barclay and postdoc champion Dr Avinash Shenoy gave the day a kickstart, emphasizing the importance of postdocs and sharing insightful advice. The DoID postdoc reps Anat Melamed, Kristin Krohn Huse, Catherine Kibirige and Julia Sanchez Garrido, main organisers and chairs of the event, also introduced themselves. This was followed by an extremely informative talk from Ines Perpetuo, from the PFDC, detailing how the PFDC can help us with our present and future, including fellowship applications, job interviews and networking. (more…)

Professor Wendy Barclay on championing equality, diversity and inclusivity

Queen's Tower - LGBT History Month
The Queen’s Tower illuminated in Pride Colours for LGBT History Month.

Our Head of Department, Professor Wendy Barclay, shares her thoughts on how we can all support equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) as effective advocates and allies.


In profile: Dr Richard Kelwick, Research Associate

This post was originally published on the Department of Medicine Staff Blog on 9 August 2018.

Dr Richard Kelwick is a Research Associate in the Section of Structural Biology. Having recently been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship, we asked him about his experiences so far of translating his research into the commercial world.


In profile: Parisa Amjadi, FACS Facility Manager

Parisa Amjadi
Parisa Amjadi

This post was originally published on the Department of Medicine Staff Blog on 25 June 2019.

In the latest instalment of our Staff Profile series, we spoke to Parisa Amjadi about her role managing the Centre for Immunology and Vaccinology CL3 Cell Sorting Facility, making the impossible possible for researchers, and the importance of continued investment in cutting-edge facilities.