Women in Science: Prof Helen Rees
MP4 Video; Size: 255MB; Duration: 0:31
Please cite as: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). Women in Science: Prof Helen Rees. [Online] Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/206
In this video, Prof Helen Rees shares more on her science career as a woman. This documentary formed part of the South African National Science Week from 2-8 August 2021. In commemoration of women’s day held annually on 9 August and women’s month observed yearly in August, ASSAf’s Phyllis Kalele had a discussion with Prof. Helen Rees to talk about her life’s journey from childhood to being a global renowned public health scientist and her views on women and their role in science. Prof. Rees was elected and inaugurated as a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa in October 2006. Her election to membership of the country’s national science academy is confirmation that she has been honoured and recognized as one of the most outstanding and celebrated scholars contributing to scholarly activities in her field of expertise in this country to a significant extent. In addition, Prof. Rees is featured in the ASSAf’s first edition of the Legends of South African Science, a book that introduces Academy Members who rank among the top achievers in the country and that provides a unique collective perspective on contributions by South African scientists and scholars.
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