25 October 2023
Online webinar 16:00 - 17:00
This is the second event of the three-part SCItalks series on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM that will focus on women, ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ people in STEM. The talk series will highlight the contributions, challenges, and experiences of historically excluded groups in these fields. Through panel discussions, personal stories, and expert insights, we will review the progress and key challenges to tackle the inequalities in STEM across industry and academia.
Join us as we celebrate their achievements, address systemic barriers, and work towards a brighter and more diverse future in STEM.
Despite ample evidence that inequalities harm innovation, productivity and general well-being, inequalities persist in all areas of economic life in the UK, including in academia. Ijeoma Uchegbu will explain the work being done to improve diversity at UCL.
Ijeoma Uchegbu FMedSci is UCL’s Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a governor on the Welcome board (one of the largest biomedical sciences research charities in the world), a member of the Academy of Medical Sciences Council and Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics Ltd, a UCL spin out company. She has served as Chair of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Uchegbu is the immediate past UCL Provost’s Envoy for Race Equality, a role in which she led on race equality work at UCL. Her initiatives (e.g. Dean’s Pledges on Race Equality) were instrumental in achieving UCL’s Bronze Race Charter in 2020. Uchegbu has also presented to the UK House of Commons on the educational racial disparities that lead to a lack of ethnic minority representation in scientific research.
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