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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

 

We Must Move the Needle on Inequality in Academia

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. Black, Asian, and minority ethnic academics occupy only a small proportion of professorships in the UK and even fewer senior line management positions.

This limited diversity can impact decision-making at universities, teaching, and student outcomes.

Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu’s talk will explore the efforts to improve diversity.

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PROFESSOR IJEOMA F. UCHEGBU FMedSci, HonFRSC

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 Wellcome 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.   In 2024, Uchegbu will take up the position of President of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge having been elected to the position in November 2023. 

Uchegbu’s popular science book– Chain Reaction – will be published by Hodder and Stoughton.

Uchegbu is listed in Bloomsbury Publishing’s Who’s Who 2024.

Date: 
Tuesday, 18 June, 2024 - 17:30 to 18:30
Event location: 
Darwin Room, The Pitt Building, Trumpington St, CB2 1RP