Dr Nina Baker
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 2117 (Ext. 2117)
Gender in the workplace
Nina Baker has had a varied career, having spent 7 years in tankers and cargo ships as a merchant navy deck officer. She then lived in Cyprus for 4 years, before finding her way back into education as a mature student, gaining a BSc hons in Engineering Design with Appropriate Technology from Warwick University. This was followed by a PhD in The Durability of High Alumina Cement in the Marine Environment, from the University of Liverpool and the NEBOSH Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management Systems. She has since held a variety of teaching, research and administrative posts in the 4 universities in and around Glasgow and was also the designer and manager of Scotland’s first programme to encourage women to return to careers in science and engineering.
Her present post is in support of the academic staff in the department, providing publicity about the department’s research work and helping academics to identify and apply for funding for their research aims. She edits a fortnightly internal ezine with information about funding sources, academics’ research outputs and other features of interest. She combines this part time post with her civic duties as an elected member of Glasgow City Council, and is also a trustee of the Construction History Society and its newsletter editor.
Her research interests have ranged from cementitious materials, environmental management systems and equalities issues to the history of women’s work in engineering and construction.
Further details of Dr Baker’s CV and interests can be found at http://personal.strath.ac.uk/nina.baker/
More than Pioneers: A Hundred Years of Women at Work in the Scottish Building Industry (1820-1920). Baker, N. Construction Information Quarterly, vol 11, issue 4, 181-185, CIQ paper 250. CIOB, 2009.
The production cycles of the Scottish construction industry, 1802-2002. Baker, N. & Agapiou, A., Construction History Society International Conference, Cambridge, 2006.
Pullinger, Fergusson, Buchanan and Ross, Baker, N. entries in: The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. Edited by Elizabeth Ewan, Sue Innes, Rose Pipes and Siân Reynolds. Pp. xxxiii, 403. ISBN: 978-0-7486-3293-0. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2006 http://www.euppublishing.com/book/978-0-7486-3293-0
Education and Employment Experiences of Young Disabled Adults in Scotland, Dr Nina Baker & Dr Marion Hersh, Disability Studies Association conference 2003. http://www.disabilitystudies.net/dsaconf2003/abstractlistalpha2003.doc
The use of admixtures in high alumina cement mortar for the marine environment, Baker, N.C. and Banfill, P.F.G., Proceedings of 9th International Congress on Chemistry of Cement, New Delhi, 1992, IV, 719-725.
- Revision of British Museums of Building directory (Principal investigator)
- Beneath the radar - lives of ordinary radar operators in the RAF in WW2 (Principal investigator)
- History of women in engineering and construction in Scotland (Principal investigator)