Head of personal ballistic protection in Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG) Science and Technology, Dr Eluned Lewis, is one of the DE&S women recognised in the highly–esteemed awards.
Eluned is a DE&S Senior Specialist Fellow and was nominated earlier this year for her work in personal ballistic protection. She has since become a finalist in the Unsung Heroine category.
On her nomination, Eluned said:
Eluned’s citation was for the work she is doing to ensure women on the front line have better-fitting equipment, such as body armour and helmets. The citation also highlighted her work on medical coverage that used scientific data to optimise body armour coverage and reduce excess weight carried by our troops.
Eluned added: “People shouldn’t underestimate how valued it makes you feel when someone else has noticed how hard you work, so it’s great to have such a scheme to recognise and celebrate the collective contribution of women in defence.”
Gemma Smith, DE&S Future Capability Group (FCG) commercial head, was also credited at the annual awards. Gemma was shortlisted for the Most Collaborative award for her commercial work on the ARTEMIS space-based Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) experimentation.
Gemma was part of Team ARTEMIS alongside Air Command, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, DE&S FCG and industry to put in place three qualifying defence contracts and obtain a qualifying defence contract exemption within three months.
Many congratulations to all shortlisted nominees and finalists on this incredible achievement. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on March 24, 2021.