Women have studied in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (established in 2006), and its predecessors, the Laboratory of Physiology (established in 1883) and Department of Human Anatomy (established in 1893), hereafter referred to collectively as DPAG, for over 100 years, with Mabel FitzGerald being the first woman to study physiology at undergraduate level (1896-1899). These 22 remarkable women were nominated by former colleagues and supervisors and serve as inspirational role-models for current and future staff and students alike. As their profiles show, they have each achieved great success in their chosen careers across a variety of roles and sectors. Some continued on at DPAG after their studies to work with us and can also be found under Former Staff.
We have verified our information either directly with the women themselves or through formal online sources such as obituaries in order to ensure accuracy as best possible. Unfortunately, as women were often not celebrated during their lifetime, their timelines are, in some instances, an approximation. Any issues or omissions from these profiles can be raised by emailing email@example.com.