External Expert Advisory
Board members

Dr. Marcela Linková

Dr. Marcela Linková is the head of the Centre for Gender and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. She holds a doctorate in sociology from Charles University in Prague. Her research focuses on gender and research, specifically on the sociology of gendered organisations and institutional change, gender-based violence in academia, governance of research, and public policies for gender equality in R&I. She is the Member State Co-Chair of the ERA Forum subgroup on inclusive gender equality. Between 2017 and 2021 she was the chair of the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation and coordinator of the Horizon 2020 GENDERACTION project. Marcela currently coordinates Horizon Europe project GENDERACTIONplus and participates in Horizon 2020 UniSAFE focused on the study of gender-based violence in academia, and RESISTIRE which studies the impacts of COVID-19 policies in intersectional gender equality. Previously, she was involved in Horizon 2020 projects GE Academy, CASPER, and Gender-SMART. In 2022 she served as a member of the Expert Group for the Higher Education Authority review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions and was a member of the Steering Group on the Study of GEP Impact for the European Commission. Her work has appeared in European Journal of Women’s Studies, Gender and Research, and Science and Public Policy, among others. She is the alumna of the 2017 IVLP Women in STEM.

Dr. Beáta Nagy

Dr. Beáta Nagy is a professor of sociology at the Corvinus University of Budapest, President of the Hungarian Sociological Association and director of the Centre for Gender and Culture at Corvinus. She is a board member of the European Consortium for Sociological Research. Her previous research dealt with work-life balance, gender and executive search, women’s advancement in academic life, and intensive motherhood during the pandemic.

Her recent publications:

  1. Nagy, Beáta, Geambașu, Réka, Gergely, Orsolya, & Somogyi, Nikolett (2023). “In this together”? Gender inequality associated with home‐working couples during the first COVID lockdown. Gender, Work & Organization, 30(3), 1059-1079.
  2. Nagy, Beáta, Lisowska, Ewa, Ruminska-Zimny, Ewa (2022). Designed for Failure? Advocating Equality Against Adversity in Hungary and Poland In: Isabelle, Engeli; Amy, G. Mazur (eds.) Gender Equality and Policy Implementation in the Corporate World: Making Democracy Work in Business, Oxford University Press
  3. Lannert, Judit, Nagy, Beáta (2020). Changing Institutional Policies and Gender Equality Challenges: The Hungarian Case In: Sümer, Sevil (eds.) Gendered Academic Citizenship: Issues and Experiences, Palgrave Macmillan pp. 165-197.

Dr. Dimitris Tsaltas

Dr. Dimitris Tsaltas is Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science at Cyprus University of Technology. He has done his studies and worked in Greece, UK, USA and Cyprus before joining CUT.

He served as a Delegate and Expert of Cyprus to the Directorate for Research of the European Union and as Committee Member in the Food & Agriculture Domain of COST. He is a Board Member of many scientific societies and National Representative at multiple international organizations. He is an Ambassador and International Mentor of the American Society for Microbiology. He leads the Group of Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology at CUT and is highly engaged in European funded research projects while acting as a consultant in many industrial projects. He is currently Head of Department of Agricultural Sciences Biotechnology and Food Science and member of the Equality Committee of the University and was responsible for GenderSMART (Horizon2020) project that delivered the first Gender Equality Plan for CUT.


Project Coordinator

Hungarian University of Agriculture
and Life Sciences (MATE)

Julianna Kobolak