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First Women Awards

18 June 2010

Professor Elizabeth TreasureProfessor Elizabeth Treasure

Three members of University staff have been shortlisted for national awards recognising female pioneers across British business, professional and public life.

The three talented staff members – Louise Casella, Professor Terry Threadgold, and Professor Elizabeth Treasure – have all been nominated for First Women Awards across a number of categories. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London on 23 June 2010.

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, the first female Dean and Head of the Cardiff School of Dentistry, has been shortlisted for the First Woman of Science & Technology award. Professor Treasure is also Divisional Director of the Dental Division of Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. She has overseen significant investment in the School since becoming Dean in 2006, has taken forward its Modernising Dental Education programme, and is responsible for its excellent research profile. Professor Treasure is also an active researcher and has acted as scientific advisor to the Department of Health’s Dental Division.

Professor Terry ThreadgoldProfessor Terry Threadgold

Professor Terry Threadgold has been shortlisted for the First Woman of Public Service award. As Pro Vice-Chancellor for Staff & Diversity, Professor Threadgold leads the University’s Positive Working Environment initiative. She is a champion for women in science, engineering & technology and was instrumental in the University’s recent submission for the prestigious bronze Athena Swan award. Professor Threadgold is an internationally-recognised academic whose work has contributed to government policy.

Louise CasellaLouise Casella

Louise Casella, Director of Strategic Development, has also been shortlisted in the First Woman of Public Service category for her significant contribution to Cardiff’s current position as a world-leading, research-led institution. Louise has lead responsibility for all strategic and project development functions at the University, and oversees more than 200 people. She was also a key figure in the 2004 merger with the University of Wales College of Medicine.

The First Women Awards were established in 2005, by Real Business magazine and the CBI, to celebrate trailblazing and pioneering women, who are in business, genuine "glass ceiling breakers".

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