2.30 pm Tuesday 16th January 2018, Filton Avenue Primary School, Lockleaze Road.

Bristol Men in Early Years (BMIEY) are excited to welcome Professor Gina Rippon, Aston University to the next Network CPD Meeting: 

 Professor Gina Rippon is an international expert on brain-imaging techniques, and Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham UK. She has served as President of the British Psychophysiology Society (now the British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience). 

 With a background in psychology and physiology, she uses state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to investigate the links between individual differences in brain activity and individual differences in behaviour. Her research covers both typical and atypical behaviour, most recently in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, where she is part of a team investigating abnormal patterns of brain connectivity.

 She also writes and speaks from a critical neuroscience perspective on the study of sex/gender differences in the brain. Her work in this area debunks the myth that there is some kind of intrinsic ‘essential’ difference between male and female brains, and shows how the perpetuation of this myth is used to explain all kinds of gender gaps and gender inequalities. 

 She shows that differences in performance between males and females can arise from social and cultural influences that change the brain, and reports on research that shows how such social influences can be overcome. 

 Her work in this area has been highlighted in TV programmes such as the BBC programmes “Horizon: Is Your Brain Male or Female?”,; “Transgender Kids; Who Knows Best?”; “No More Boys And Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?”.

 We are expecting this to be busy, and ask that you book your attendance by emailing us here with both your name and setting. As always, we welcome anyone with an interest in challenging the workforce imbalance, but please do prioritise your male staff if you have any. 

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