Trendspotting: Why Things Matter, a collaboration between the India Habitat Centre and Hearth Advisors, presents discussions about an evolving future. The series will connect the frontiers of academia, research, societal concerns, technology and evolving thought with issues that matter to people’s lives. Discover insights and predictions to be prepared for a thriving tomorrow by breaking down silos between education, employability, research, technology, and sustainability.

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31 October 2023 (Tuesday), 7pm

Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

“The Blind Side of Science: The Challenges and Journeys of Women in Academia and Scientific Inquiry”

Women have been systematically excluded from scientific inquiry for centuries, often encountering research that predominantly caters to men. Prof Anna Philpott will trace the journey of her work on paediatric cancers, women and children’s health and look at the challenges of women in leadership roles in academia. She will join the panellists in exploring the motivations for the work they do, whether that be aspiring women scientists in India or focusing on fertility science in a broader manner than the treatment of women. The discussion is expected to range from bringing together great scientific teams and the need for women to be part of scientific endeavours to unpacking reports of injuries to women in professional sports using equipment meant for men.


Prof Anna Philpott (Head of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge)


Dr Gitanjali Yadav (Staff Scientist, National Institute of Plant Genomic Research)

Nandan Kamath (Sports Lawyer, Managing Trustee of the GoSports Foundation)

Dr Surveen Ghumman Sindhu (Director & HOD, Infertility and IVF, Max Healthcare)


Dr Vibhuti Patel (University of Cambridge)