YAE Interviews

The YAE was awarded a grant from Academia Europaea’s Hubert Curien Foundation to produce a series of video interviews with outstanding academics, the majority of whom are members of the Academia Europaea. Interviews were conducted by YAE members and questions were collected through an open call. The selected academics have a wealth of experience to share with the broader scientific community, and it is important to make their voices heard. These interviews aimed to provide a valuable resource not just for academics today, but also for generations to come, and to be useful catalysts for communication across disciplinary, national and generational divides.


The YAE is producing promotional videos within the CALIPER project to raise awareness and generate debate about the gender inequality issues in STEM fields. The interviewees are female role models, whose remarkable personalities, achievements, and positive stories can encourage other women, especially young girls, to become engaged with research and innovation. Our current YAE Vice-Chair, Prof. Moniek Tromp, was also interviewed. You can find these videos on the CALIPER youtube channel, and on our dedicated Gender Equality page.

academia europaea cardiff hub interviews

Our current YAE Chair, Dr Gemma Modinos, was interviewed by the Academia Europaea Cardiff Hub about her vision and priorities for the YAE. You can watch the full interview here.