Expert Advisory Board

Capitolina Diaz is Professor of Sociology (University of Valencia), ex-President of the Spanish Association of Women Scientists and Technologists (AMIT). She has been General Director for Women and Employment (Ministry of Equality (2008-2010); Counsellor of Science in the Spanish Representation in front of the EU (2008) and Director of the Women and Science Unit 2006-2008. Main fields of research: Sociology of Gender, Gender Analysis Methodology, Sociology of Education.

Sandra Laugier, a former student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and at Harvard University, is Professor of Philosophy “classe exceptionnelle” (university professor) at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France, and a Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France. She is Director of the Center for Contemporary Philosophy, Institut des sciences juridique et philosophique de la Sorbonne (UMR 8103, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne et CNRS). She has extensively published in French, English, Italian… on ordinary language philosophy (Wittgenstein, Austin), moral philosophy (moral perfectionism, ethics of care), American philosophy (Cavell, Thoreau, Emerson), popular culture (film and TV series), gender studies, and about democracy and civil disobedience.

Marcela Linková PhD is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences where she directs the Centre for Gender and Science. She has a doctorate in sociology from Charles University in Prague. Her research focuses on sociology of gendered organizations, research careers, governance of research and research assessment from a gender perspective. Marcela also examines the material-discursive practices through which gender equality policies and initiatives are adopted and implemented at the European and Czech country level. She is the chair of the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation; before she was the co-chair of the Commission’s Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation. She is active in developing policy solutions for gender equality in research at the Czech and EU levels.

Gary Loke is Deputy Chief Executive at Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) which works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education institutions across the UK, and colleges in Scotland. ECU operates the Athena SWAN charter which recognises the advancement of gender equality in academia in the UK, Ireland and Australia ( At ECU, Gary has been involved in a range of gender equality initiatives, including the EU-funded GENDER-NET (2013-2016) project. He is also a Visiting Research Associate at the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity, School of Law, University of Chester. Gary advices a number of organisations on equality, including being a member of the gender equality commission of the Swiss National Science Foundation, and being on the policy advisory group on migration and ethnic minorities of the Economic and Social Research Council Research (ESCR) Centre on Micro-Social Change at the University of Essex.

Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University. She currently directs the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment project. She is a leading international expert on gender in science and technology and has addressed the United Nations on the topic of “Gender, Science, and Technology.” She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work on Gendered Innovations ( harnesses the creative power of sex and gender analysis to enhance excellence and reproducibility in science and technology.