Professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, Lesley promoted inclusion and diversity when president of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 2012–2014.
Lesley was the Royal Society of Chemistry's first female president and is a passionate campaigner for inclusion and diversity. She launched 175 faces of chemistry in October 2012 during her presidency as a key contribution towards her goals of promoting equality and diversity issues.
In this interview she shares her own personal experiences of entering and working in science, discusses the inception of 175 faces of chemistry and talks about the lasting legacy that the project will have showcasing the breadth of people and jobs in chemistry.
Video by Emma Price
Images by Royal Society of Chemistry
Published February 2016