Committee Members

President: Lydia

Outreach: Ashley

Events: Lydia, Laura, Nick and Pallavi

Socials and Wellbeing: Amy and Georgia

Website: Pallavi

Social Media and Blog: Laura and Catherine

Media: Ela


Meet the Team




Lydia is a PhD student in cryptography, as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. She currently coordinates the WISDOM group, and organises events.


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Ela deals with publicity for the WISDOM group and is part of  the organising committee.





Ashley is a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, where her research focuses on cryptography. Ashley is responsible for outreach and is interested in increasing participation of women in STEM subjects, particularly by encouraging and supporting girls to study STEM subjects and pursue careers in STEM-related fields.


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Laura’s research is focused around period and fertility tracking apps and the issues they raise from the perspectives of both feminist geography and cyber security. Her role in the WISDOM committee is social media rep, but she also helps with the general admin and organisation of the committee throughout the year. In future, Laura would love to see WISDOM build a supportive network and committee both within and outside the institution to make cyber security a more inclusive subject.


Amy is a second year Cyber Security PhD student, with an interest in interdisciplinary research on machine learning, safety and defence, as well as ‘everyday security’ and social justice. She has enjoyed organising networking events for WISDOM and is looking forward to driving outreach opportunities, as well as facilitating wider diversity and wellbeing initiatives. Amy is a passionate believer in equality of opportunity and would love to continue leading issues supporting social mobility and wider diversity in STEM fields.



Georgia’s research interests surround in human factors in cyber security, particularly in the workplace. She researches and applies social psychological principles to this discipline. Georgia helps with arranging social events for the WISDOM committee, such as the WISDOM welcome lunch.





Catherine is a first year PhD student focussing on Quantum Information Transfer. She’s really passionate about encouraging women to have the confidence to apply for more roles in STEM. Particularly by giving an insight into the field through outreach and social media.



Nick is a second year maths PhD student researching in algebra particularly in group cohomology. He is part of the events team for WISDOM this year. He would love to have aspiring mathematicians get the chance to see the impact that women have made, and are making today, in maths.




Pallavi comes from an engineering background and is currently researching the security of data on BLE devices. She has taken over responsibility for the WISDOM website and also helps with events. She would like to see WISDOM inspire a shift in societal attitudes with regard to women and other under-represented groups in STEM.



Past Members

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RHUL WISDOM Sheila Cobourne


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      Thyla                                   Sheila                                     Thalia                                  Lisa
    Founder                               Founder

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Rachel                               Joanne                         Marie-Sarah                           Swati