Camilla Gaiaschi – Principal Investigator, University of Lausanne

Camilla Gaiaschi is a Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Lausanne where she works on gender inequalities in science and research. She has obtained a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Milan, where she is the co-PI of the interdisciplinary Cariplo-funded project “Integrating gender in precision medicine” (with the IEO-CCM foundation as leading organization) as well as contract professor of the course “Equal opportunities and scientific careers”. Her research interests lie with gender inequalities in the labor market and in scientific professions, gender in science and welfare policies in a gender perspective. She has published on several national and international journals including Gender, Work and Organization and Social Forces. Take a look at her TedXTalk on gender stereotypes in work places and science

Stephanie Steinmetz – supervisor of WIRED, University of Lausanne

Stephanie Steinmetz is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Amsterdam (UvA). At UNIL she is a member of the Life Course and Inequality Centre (LIVES) and collaborates closely with the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS). Her research focuses on educational and labour market vulnerabilities from a cross-national and intersectional perspective. Over the years, she has collaborated in several European funded projects and served as an expert on gender for the European Institute for Gender Equality and Eurofound. Currently, she is the PI of PROFEM a European Research Council (ERC, 2022-2027) approved project and Co-PI of the HORIZON Europe project EQUALSTRENGTH (2023-2026) both focusing on (female) immigrant’s integration and experiences of discrimination in host societies. In addition, she is Co-PI of the Swiss SNF project CovidGen which focuses on the consequences of the COVID measures on youth wellbeing in Switzerland. Moreover, she is the Secretary General of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), which collects comparative survey data in over 40 countries worldwide. Her work has been published in international journals such as the European Sociological Review, Work, Employment and Society, Social Forces, Comparative Social Research as well as the International Journal of Comparative Sociology and Social Politics.

Katy Morris – Junior Lecturer, University of Lausanne

Katy Morris is a sociologist and Junior Lecturer at the Life Course and Social Inequality Research Centre (LIVES) at the University of Lausanne.

Her research interests centre on the causes and consequences of spatial inequality, and how variable opportunity structures affect labour market outcomes, health and wellbeing, and a wider array of beliefs, attitudes and political preferences.

She holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute, a Masters of Research in Politics from Birkbeck, University of London, and a Masters of Geography from the University of Cambridge. Prior her commencing her PhD, she worked in education, employment and skills policy in the United Kingdom. 

Giulia Valsecchi – partner of the University of Geneva

Giulia Valsecchi holds a Ph.D in social psychology from the University of Geneva, with a specialization in gender and masculinity issues. Her research focuses on the factors that affect men’s support for gender equality and pro-environmental behaviors.