Ghina Halabi

Dr Ghina M Halabi

BSc MSc PhD

Ghina is an astrophysicist at the Institute of Astronomy. She is a mentor, educator, TEDx speaker, published scholar and a gender advocate in STEM.

Ghina Halabi

Ghina is an astrophysicist at the Institute of Astronomy. She is the first person to obtain a PhD in Astrophysics from a Lebanese institution, the American University of Beirut, where she worked as a lecturer before coming to Cambridge. Her PhD investigated the lives of stars and the formation of the chemical elements in the Universe, which was featured in The Daily Star newspaper.

She is a mentor, educator, TEDx speaker and a published scholar. She is an invited speaker and panellist at several international astronomy conferences and interdisciplinary forums (e.g. UN Space for Women Expert Meeting, Global Scholars Symposium, National Astronomy Meeting) and was featured at the UNIDIR 2018 Space Security and Gender conference.

As the founder of Scheherazade Speaks Science, she aims to improve the recognition and visibility of female scientists by making science open, engaging and inclusive. Being part of the United Nations Space for Women Project, she advocates gender equality in STEM and the space sector. She frequently engages in outreach projects including the Cambridge Science Festival.

Scheherazade Speaks Science is a science storytelling platform that aims to improve the recognition and visibility of female scientists by making science open, engaging and inclusive. Being part of the United Nations Space for Women Project, she advocates gender equality in STEM and the space sector. She frequently engages in outreach projects including the Cambridge Science Festival, and won the University of Cambridge Public Engagement Starter Fund Award 2018.

Ghina is a Fellow of the Royal Society, University Representation & Policy Officer in the Postdocs of Cambridge Society and co-chair and founding member of the Astronomy Postdoc committee.

 

Research interests

Astrophysics, space science, planetary science, astronomy and stars.