Rachel Tanner wins Women of the Future Award
Dr Rachel Tanner has won the 2019 'Women of the Future Award' for Science. The awards, which seek to honour the most talented up-and-coming women in Britain across different industries, were founded in 2006 to provide a platform for the pipeline of female talent in the UK. Rachel is a Lecturer in Human Sciences at Wadham College, and teaches FHS medical genetics and animal behaviour as well as Prelims genetics, evolution and physiology. As the Institute's Access and Outreach Officer she inspires future Human Scientists with talks at Open Days and other outreach events and was highly commended for her work to ensure greater parity among students at top universities and within STEM fields. Rachel is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Jenner Institute (Nuffield Department of Medicine) and was selected for the award on the basis of her signficant contribution to the field of tuberculosis vaccine development and her work to reduce the use of animals in medical research.