A SCIENTIST at the University of Bradford has been shortlisted for an award celebrating outstanding women.

Professor Diana Anderson, Established Chair of Biomedical Sciences, has been recognised in the The English Women’s Awards 2018 – North, which aims to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women across the North of England.

Prof Anderson was nominated and voted for by the public, and as a result has been shortlisted in the Services to Science and Technology category. She has published over 400 papers and has dedicated her life to carrying out cutting-edge research to improve lives. Her work includes a blood test to help detect types of cancer and research on how smoking fathers can pass on damaged DNA to their children.

On being shortlisted, Prof Anderson said: “I’m delighted to be shortlisted for an award that celebrates the achievements of women and I’m especially proud to be recognized in the Science and Technology category, which is an area where women can often be under-represented.”

The award ceremony will take place in Manchester on 21 February. This is the first year of the English Women’s Awards following the Scottish Women’s Awards last year in Glasgow.