Dr Joy Egede and Dr Pepita Barnard selected as Foundation for Science & Technology’s Future Leaders
Congratulations to Dr Joy Egede and Dr Pepita Barnard who have both been selected to join the 2023 Cohort of the prestigious Foundation for Science & Technology’s (FST) Future Leaders Program. The Foundation for Science and Technology’s Future Leaders Scheme supports the leaders of tomorrow in building cross-sector links and knowledge that they will need.
Dr Joy Egede is a Transitional Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science working with the Computer Vision Lab and the Biomedical Research Centre. Her research focuses mainly on developing automated digital healthcare technologies that support the early detection of medical conditions and improve the reliability of healthcare processes.
Dr Pepita Barnard works as a Human Factors Research Fellow on Horizon and the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub projects. Pepita researches technological applications for social good, personal and public health and care. Her HRI work considers natural interactions, recovery from errors, and privacy-preservation in domestic and social environments.
The 12-month programme brings 30 mid-career professionals from the research community, industry, and the civil service and wider public sector together to meet and discuss pressing challenges and advances in science and technology with senior figures from government, parliament, universities, large industry, SMEs, research charities and others. There are opportunities for the cohort members to present from their expertise, network, build valuable skills and to organise a conference for a wider group of mid-career future leaders in science, technology, research and innovation.
Posted on Thursday 19th January 2023