Dr Becca Wilson

Panels and Committees

2022-present: Member, Advisory Board for the Society of Research Software Engineering
2020-present: Member, DataSHIELD advisory board
2019-present: Invited Member, Strategic Advsory Board, OKRE
2020-2022: Member, R Forwards Taskforce, diversity committe for the R Foundation
2019-2020: Chair, Disability Interest Group, Newcastle University
2017-2020: Member, Diversity Consultative Group,Newcastle University
2017-2019: Academic and research staff representative on the Disability Interest Group Committee, Newcastle University
2015-2018: Co-chair the RDA Working Group for Data Security and Trust
2012 – 2013: Member of the STFC-ASDC Science and Engagement Advisory Panel for the national engagement project Explore Your Universe: From Atoms to Astrophysics
2006 – 2007: Secretary of The Open University Post-graduate Student Society


2020 Shaw Trust Disability Power 100: Named as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in Britain https://drbeccawilson.co.uk/2020-shaw-trust-power-100/
2013 University of Leicester merit award: £1000 bonus for services to science communication during 2012
2008 National finalist (Team Supervisor): British National Space Centre and SSTL schools satellite competition
2008 Finalist: UKGRAD Midlands hub regional poster competition
2008 Winner: Open University poster competition
2006 Winner: Open University library poster competition


2019-present: Member, Society of Research Software Engineering
2016-present: Fellow the Software Sustainability Institute.
2013-present: Member
the Research Data Alliance (RDA)
2008-present Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Ambassador
2007-2016 Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2005-2016 Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Workshop and Event Organisation

2019 DataSHIELD conference: organiser (70 participants), 11-13th Sep 2019, Newcastle University
2019 H2020 EU-CanConnect Annual General Meeting: organiser (40 participants), 9-10th Sep 2019, Newcastle University
2018 DataSHIELD International Workshop: organiser (39 participants), 6-8th Nov 2018, Newcastle University
2016 WUN DAPPER International Workshop: organiser and co-lead (30 participants), 22-23rd Aug 2016, University of Bristol. Worldwide Universities Network international workshop on privacy protected data analysis. Attendees from Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand. This was a satellite workshop to the 2016 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference, Swansea
2016 WG Data Security and Trust: co-chair (~30 participants), 5-17th Sep 2016, Research Data Alliance 8th Plenary, Denver
2015 DataSHIELD training workshop for ENPANDASI consortium: organiser and trainer (4 participants), December 2015, University of Bristol. I co-ordinated and taught on a 2 day workshop for technical staff in the ENPANDASI research consortium, on how to install, run and utilise the DataSHIELD software
2015 Environmental Health Informatics Hack: co-organiser (~30 participants), 7th Oct 2015, University of Leicester
2015 DataSHIELD developer workshop: organiser and trainer (10 participants), 17-19th Jun 2015, University of Bristol
2013 HUB:BLE-1: member of co-ordination team (121 delegates), 6th Jun 2013, Curve Theatre, Leicester. I assisted with the organisation and running of the 2nd Leicester University Space IDEAS Hub regional business engagement event
2013 1st Leicester NASA Space Apps Challenge: member of co-ordination team and speaker (over 50 participants), 19-20th Apr 2013, LBC Depot, Leicester. I assisted with the organisation and running of the 1st Leicester NASA Space Apps challenge / hack event and delivered a hands on demo
2013 Stratified Medicine SME Event: member of co-ordination team (over 100 delegates), 24th Jan 2013, University of Leicester. I assisted with the organisation and running of a Space IDEAS Hub business engagement event themed on stratified medicine co-hosted with BioCity Nottingham and Medilink East Midlands
2012 HUB:BLE-0: member of co-ordination team (110 delegates), 6th Dec 2012, Phoenix Square, Leicester. I assisted with the organisation and running of the 1st Leicester University Space IDEAS Hub regional business engagement event.
2012 Space IDEAS Hub various: Throughout 2012, developed Space IDEAS hub exhibition stands for regional and national industry events including Medilink East Midlands Innovation day (17 May 2012, over 200 attendees), Venturefest (19th Jun 2012, University of Oxford) and featuring on the International Space Innovation Centre (now the Satellite Applications Catapault) stand at Farnborough International Air show (Jul 2012, ~200,000 visitors).