Juliet Holdstock: Daphne Jackson Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London

Juliet is a Daphne Jackson Fellow sponsored by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) at Royal Holloway, University of London. Juliet is returning to research after a thirteen-year career break, taken to raise her two children.

Rachel James: Daphne Jackson Fellow in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at The University of Edinburgh

Rachel was awarded a Fellowship in 2018 after an eight-year career break taken to raise her three young children. She sees her Fellowship as an essential step towards progressing to her long-term career goal of obtaining a permanent academic position.

Kathy Kotiadis: Reader in Operational Research and Director of Graduate Studies at University of Kent

Kathy credits her Daphne Jackson Fellowship for giving her the career boost she needed following a career break to raise her young family.

Maria Ribera-Vicent: Teaching Fellow in Aeronautics at Imperial College London

Since Maria completed her Daphne Jackson Fellowship in 2017, she has gone on to achieve some great accomplishments in her career.

Tanweer Beleil: Developmental Biologist at Imperial College London

Tanweer has returned to her research career in biological sciences after a ten-year career break.

Abir Ghorayeb: Computer Scientist at The University of Bristol

Computer scientist Abir put her aspiring research career on pause to raise her family.


Natalia Gorenkova: Neuroscientist at The University of Strathclyde

Life simply put Natalia’s academic plans and future on hold, but thanks to her Daphne Jackson Fellowship, she’s now an independent scientist once again. 


Morag Maskey: Research Associate at Newcastle University

A former Fellow and outstanding neuroscientist wins career award.

Anthony Wynne

Anthony Wynne: Biochemist at University of Plymouth

A former builder with a career break of 11 years returns to the lab with a Daphne Jackson Fellowship.

Daniel Bor

Daniel Bor: Neuroscientist at Cambridge University

Daniel found returning to reseach whilst balancing the needs of his family a struggle until he found out about the Daphne Jackson Trust.

Siobhan Dorai-Raj

Siobhan Dorai-Raj: Microbiologist at The John Innes Centre

Siobhan found the supportive and family-friendly environment that the Daphne Jackson Fellowship offered her was life changing.

Julia Hubbard

Julia Hubbard: Research Scientist at The Francis Crick Institute

Returning to the forefront of drug discovery and development has been a dream come true for research scientist Julia who thought her career was over after being diagnosed with lupus.

Jane Sarginson

Jane Sarginson: Clinical Psychology researcher at the University of Manchester

The time felt right for clinical psychologist Jane to return to research following her career break taken after the sudden loss of her husband.

Raphael Shirley

Raphael Shirley: Astronomer at the University of Sussex

Raphael had a promising early research career but thought he’d never return after a five year career break taken to care for his father.