Department of Architecture, 131 Rottenrow, Glasgow G4 0NG



I currently do research support for the department: publicizing our research and seeking new outlets and funding.


I am also an elected councilor for Glasgow City Council:


When I have time I am continuing with my research into the history of women in engineering. 


Other interests:

Trustee of the Construction History Society

Reviewer for Women’s History Network  and the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology.

SET Ambassador


Research interests:

History of women in engineering

History of women in the Scottish building industry

Women in Science Engineering and technology


Links about women in SET





Nina Baker’s Publications

Building materials:

Properties of fresh mortars made with HAC and admixtures for the marine environment, in Calcium Aluminate Cements (Mangabhai, R.J., editor), Baker, N.C. and Banfill, P.F.G., Proceedings of the Midgley Symposium, Spon, 1990, 142-151.

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.

Durability of high alumina cement mortars for marine repair works, Baker, N.C. and Banfill, P.F.G., in Structural Faults and Repair 93 (Forde, M.C., editor), Engineering Technics Press, 1993, 2, 133-138.

Durability of High Alumina Cement mortars for the marine environment, Baker, N.C., and Banfill, P.F.G., in Durability of Concrete (Malhotra, V.M. editor), Proceedings of 3rd International Conference, Nice, 1994, American Concrete Institute SP-145, 409-422.



Dear Green Place- a community guide to environment and health issues in Glasgow (publ. Glasgow Healthy City Partnership 2000)



Disability and Multiple Discrimination in Education and Employment, Dr Nina Baker, for Dept of Trade Gender Research Forum, 2003

Education and Employment Experiences of Young Disabled Adults in Scotland, Dr Nina Baker & Dr Marion Hersh, Disability Studies Association conference 2003.

Employment of Young Disabled Adults in Scotland – the Employers’ Perspective, Dr Nina Baker & Dr Marion Hersh, Disability Studies Association conference 2003

The  Accessible Electronics Laboratory, Dr M.Hersh, Dr N.Baker, M.Macleod And B.Weightman, LTSN Case Study, 2004. (cited in )


Case study evaluating accessibility and use of a laboratory by a student who uses a wheelchair and a blind member of staff. Dr Marion Hersh, Dr Nina Baker and Metta Macleod, University of Glasgow. Higher Education Academy case study. 2004 (cited in )




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


Who paints the house? Scotswomen as Housepainters and Decorators from 1820, Dr Nina Baker, 14th Women’s History Network Conference, Southampton Solent University, September 2005

Early Women Engineering Graduates from Scottish Universities, Dr Nina Baker, 4th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Oxford Brookes, August 2005

Women car designers and cars for women: The Arrol Galloway and the Volvo YCC, Dr Nina Baker, Women’s Engineering Society AGM and Conference, York, September 2005

The production cycles of the Scottish construction industry, 1802-2002. With Andrew Agapiou, Construction History Society International Conference, Cambridge, 2006.

80 Years earlier in Scotland. Agenda No. 11, Volvo, 2005 [cites my research]

Women and bridge building since 1806. Brunel 200 Celebration Symposium, Townswomen’s Guild, Bradford upon Avon, 2006. [invited paper]

100 Years of Women’s Work in the Scottish Building Industry: 1820-1920. Women’s History Scotland conference, Dundee, October 2006.

Women Nailmakers in 19th Century Scotland. The Tool & Trades History Society: TATHS newsletter. [invited contribution]

More than Pioneers: 100 Years of Women’s Work in the Scottish Building Industry. Centre for the Built Environment News, Autumn 2006

Have the effects of its history resulted in a Scottish construction industry that differs from its counterparts in the rest of the UK? In: Modern British History Network conference, Baker, Nina. 24 - 25 June 2008, Glasgow, UK. (Unpublished)

Women car designers and designing cars for women. Historia. (Sept2009)

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.