Professor Nazneen Rahman, head of the Division of Genetics and Epidemiology at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has been announced as one of the top ten ‘Game Changers’ in the BBC Woman’s Hour Power List of 2014.
Professor Rahman was number three on the list, announced on Wednesday morning, which identifies the top female game changers in the UK today. The list offers a snapshot of the biggest issues faced by Western society in 2014 and recognises women who are making a difference in those fields.
Upon receiving news of the award, Professor Rahman said: “I am delighted to have been included in the Woman’s Hour list of game-changers. It highlights the importance of the cancer genetic work we carry out, and also the ICR’s commitment to creating a working environment of equal opportunities. I really hope this recognition will encourage more women to work in science.”
Speaking on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, Rachel Johnson, journalist, presenter and one of the judges for the ‘Game Changers’ list said: “When we were doing research, ‘Nazneen Rahman’ was a name that came up very soon. Looking into her, this was a woman who came into cancer research quite late and is now making great strides into the causes of childhood and breast cancer. We included her as someone whose legacy could improve the lives of millions of people not just in the UK, but all over.