Welcome to the homepage Imperial College Women in Physics Student Society! We’re a group of enthusiastic young researchers who are passionate about physics and excited about a future in science. We know that for the best science to happen we need to access the talent of the whole of the workforce.  We’re committed to increasing the amount of women in the physics department at every stage of their careers: from undergraduate to professor. To do that, we organise events that celebrate women’s achievements and talk about issues we might face. We’re keen to establish a community amongst all the brilliant women of Blackett.

What do we do?

This year we are trying to hold one event each month - so far we've made cocktails, hosted guest speakers, been ice skating and taken part in discussions and debates in central London. Alongside these adventures, we meet on campus once a fortnight for lunch, where we can share ideas and network. To sign up for our mailing list, click here. If you have any proposals for events or questions about the committee, get in touch with our members.

Women in Physics Committee

About the Committee

The Women in Physics Committee offers support to all of the brilliant women in the Imperial College physics department, at all stages of their careers. The committee connects undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs and faculty members. We run a series of events focused on women’s development as scientists and showcasing options for their educational and professional futures. We share resources and news of external events alongside advice for current students, information and points of contact for prospective students and a Women in Physics Champion scheme. 


Committee Leads

Hannah Williams  hannah.williams10@imperial.ac.uk 

I am a fellow in the Centre for Cold Matter group, and have been at Imperial since undergraduate. I hope that we can continue to grow our group and build a stronger community. I also run external events to improve recruitment and retention of women in STEM.

Jess Wade jessica.wade@imperial.ac.uk 

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Experimental Solid State group and have also been at Imperial since I was an undergraduate. I work closesly with the Institute of Physics on their Improving Gender Balance program, and sit on the Women's Engineering Society council and WISE Campaign Young Women's Board.

Committee Members

Events co-ordinators:

Emma-Jane Ditter: I am a fourth year PhD student. I did my undergraduate degree at Southampton and am now researching ion acceleration in a plasma using high powered lasers. I plan to organise both college based and external events to form a Women in Physics community for both networking and social purposes.

Ellie Tubman: I am a postdoc in the plasma group. I studied at Sussex and then did my PhD at York. I have lots of ideas for socials for both students and staff and appreciate not everyone can make time after work to come to a social. I will aim to make sure there is something for everyone!

 Welfare Officer

Anita Chandran: I am a first year PhD student in the Photonics group. Before my PhD, I was also an undergraduate in the Physics department at Imperial. I volunteer as a Student Minds peer support facilitator, running positive minds workshops in the Physics department. I want the Physics department and College as a whole to be an inclusive, welcoming and friendly space for all students and staff.

UG representative

Sophie Martin: I am a 3rd year Physics student. I regularly mentor secondary school girls and hope to change their perception of a possible STEM career. As UG representative I will promote and organise events for undergraduates and involve them in existing WiP events.