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Inspirational women shortlisted for awards

5 June 2018


Three inspirational Cardiff University members of staff have been shortlisted for awards celebrating the achievements of women.

The Womenspire 18 awards, organised by gender equality charity Chwarae Teg, take place at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 5 June.

The finalists are:

  • Dr Mhairi McVicar, Welsh School of Architecture, Community Activist category
  • Dr Kelly Morgan, School of Social Sciences, Sport category
  • Dr Kate Brain, School of Medicine, People’s Choice Award

Dr McVicar, a senior lecturer in the Welsh School of Architecture, leads Cardiff University’s Community Gateway project in Grangetown.

The award-winning Community Gateway is helping to make Grangetown an even better place to live by working hand-in-hand with residents and community groups to support a raft of community projects.

Dr Kelly Morgan is a research fellow for DECIPHer, the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement. Her work centres around physical activity projects.

She is also an elite netball player vice-captaining Wales at the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia and representing Celtic Dragons in the Vitality Netball Superleague.

Dr Brain has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award, which is part of Chwarae Teg’s Wonderful Welsh Women campaign featuring outstanding women from past to present.

Health psychologist Dr Brain leads a programme of research in cancer screening, prevention and early diagnosis.

The Womenspire awards are designed to showcase the accomplishments of women around Wales.