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Queen Mary Hosts Royal Society of Chemistry Focus Group

On Monday 30 April, the Department of Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London hosted a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) focus group.

Professor Marina Resmini's group

Professor Marina Resmini's Group

The focus group followed on from RSC’s significant report on ‘Diversity landscape of the chemical sciences’, published in February 2018, that drew together some of the available data and evidence about the current state of diversity in the UK chemical sciences, identifying gaps and questions that still need to be answered.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is in the process of conducting a programme of research to improve women’s retention and progression in the chemical sciences. As part of this research they have been running a series of discussion groups to:

  • Generate new insights into the barriers facing female academics in the chemical sciences
  • Explore solutions to improving progression and retention of women in senior academic roles 

The focus group at Queen Mary involved female Chemistry PhD students and participants from various Chemistry Departments around the UK who came together to contribute their ideas and experiences to this important piece of research.

Professor Marina Resmini, Head of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) is a member of the RSC Inclusion and Diversity committee and she is currently involved in the project.

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