Equality in Science Symposium

Event 13 Mar 2019

Opening the discussion on equality and diversity in STEM

On June 4th Foto-Cewek 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: 

Confirmed speakers and panellists: 

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

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


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 in Medecine 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)


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 [email protected].

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