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Committee to hold first evidence session of its inquiry into diversity in STEM

17 February 2022

The Science and Technology Committee is to hold the first evidence session of its inquiry into diversity in STEM.

Purpose of the session

In this session, MPs will examine the extent to which some groups, such as women, certain ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors. The session will also probe the reasons behind a lack of diversity in STEM, and its consequences.


Wednesday 23 February

Panel One (at 9.30am):  

  • Professor Jeremy Sanders CBE FRS, Chair of the Royal Society Diversity Committee; and
  • Clare Viney, CEO, Careers Research and Advisory Centre-VITAE.

Panel Two (at approx. 10.15am):

  • Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive, British Science Association; and
  • Dr Anna Zecharia, Development Board member, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Science and Health and Director of Policy and Public Affairs, British Pharmacological Society.

Panel Three (at approx. 11.00am):

  • Dr Jake Anders, Associate Professor of Quantitative Social Science and Deputy Director, Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities, University College London; and
  • Dr Rebecca Montacute, Senior Research and Policy Manager, Sutton Trust.

Further information

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