Equality in Science Symposium

Event 13 Mar 2019

Opening the discussion on equality and diversity in STEM

On June 4th LSTM is hosting the 2019 Equality in Science Symposium.

The day aims to examine and promote discussion on the status of equality and diversity within science, with a focus on international global health. Our programme consists of talks from pioneers of diversity followed by panel discussions.

Live stream via: http://bit.ly/LSTM-EiS

Click here to register

Confirmed speakers and panellists: 

Session 1: Strategies and approaches to promote and improve equality within academic institutions.

  • Prof David Lalloo (LSTM)
  • Prof Caroline Dart (University of Liverpool)
  • Prof Daniel Haydon (University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Adam Roberts (LSTM)
  • Sam Airey (LSTM)
  • Prof Tom Welton (Imperial College London)
  • Prof Paul Garner (LSTM)
  • Dr Zenobia Lewis (University of Liverpool)


Session 2: Discuss the barriers to career progression for underrepresented groups and hear from those actively promoting equality and diversity.

  • Prof Lesley Yellowlees (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Ola Abu Al Ghaib (Leonard Cheshire)
  • Dr Shakir Mohamed (Deepmind)
  • Dr Beth Montague-Hellen (LGBT STEM)
  • Dr Precious Lunga (Baobab Circle)
  • Vera Unwin (LSTM)


Session 3: Demonstrate how the global scientific field is changing with the development of top-down approaches implemented by international organisations.

  • Dr Peter Dukes (African Research Excellence Fund)
  • Prof James Wilsdon (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Helen Pates Jamet (BMGF)
  • Zoe Mullan (Lancet Global Health)
  • Sir Jeremy Farrar (Wellcome Trust)
  • Dr Jess Wade (Imperial College London)


Registration is required as seating is limited and ticket price includes refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

We are a not for profit event, all proceeds will go towards general running costs of the symposium. Any surplus money will be fed back into a bursary scheme providing fully subsidised student tickets to attend this conference. If you would like to apply for this please send your name, institution and a brief explanation as to why you wish to attend to equalityinscience@gmail.com.