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Inspiring Female on their career progression: Hilary Downes

24 June 2016

We have asked different Birkbeck female role models from professional services and academics, from the School of Sciences and the School of BEI on their career progression and aspiration in Life to inspire the female employees to grow within their career.

Our First Interviewee: Hilary Downes

Professor of Geochemistry at the School of Earth Sciences, Birkbeck College, teaching petrology and the evolution of the earth and President of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Downes is a Fellow of the Geological Society and a Chartered Geologist.

Overall Interviews:

Main questions:

Could you please succinctly relate your career progression?

Would you say you had a successful career?

What would you say enabled you to be where you are now?

Do you feel you received the support you needed?

If you could, what career advices would you give to your 20 year old self?