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Inclusion and Diversity Forum 2021: Why belonging and inequalities in race and ethnicity matter

8 December 2021 14:00-17:00

The Royal Society of Chemistry Inclusion and Diversity Forum 2021 will take place virtually on 8 December, where we will be discussing inequalities in the chemical sciences with a focus on race and ethnicity.

Throughout this interactive event, we will present findings of our research into race and ethnicity inequalities in the chemical sciences. We will also discuss our recently launched report A sense of belonging in the chemical sciences

We will share some of our new initiatives to tackle inequalities in the chemical sciences and encourage participants to engage in the discussions and share your views.

The keynote speakers will be Professor Ann Morning discussing the importance of race and ethnicity data collection and its challenges, and Professor Catherine Ngila discussing global connectivity for the chemistry community.

During the Forum, a panel of experts from the global research ecosystem will discuss Influencing Change, the winners of the 2021 RSC Inclusion and Diversity Prize will receive their award, and a poster session will feature a number of community-driven projects supported by the RSC Inclusion and Diversity Fund.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know through the registration form.


All times listed are in GMT. Please note that final timings are subject to change.

10:00 – Inclusion and Diversity Fund poster viewing available
Posters of community-driven projects supported by the Inclusion and Diversity Fund are available for viewing from 10:00 and throughout the event.

14:00 – Welcome remarks
  • Dr Helen Pain CSci CChem FRSC (CEO Royal Society of Chemistry)
14:10 – Our research findings on race and ethnicity inequalities in the chemical sciences
  • Professor Marina Resmini FRSC (QMUL and RSC Inclusion and Diversity Committee)
  • Professor Robert Mokaya FRSC (University of Nottingham)
14:35 – Opening keynote talk
  • Professor Ann Morning (New York University)
  • Chair: Professor Marina Resmini FRSC
14:55 – Panel discussion – Influencing Change
  • Dr Alison Wall (EPSRC UKRI)
  • Sandra Kerr CBE OBE (Business in the Community)
  • Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu (University College London)
  • Kevin Coutinho (University College London and Higher Education Race Action Group)
  • Chair: Dr Ale Palermo FRSC (Royal Society of Chemistry)
15:25 Break
15:40 – New initiatives and upcoming opportunities 
15:55 – A sense of belonging in the chemical sciences
  • Dr Rehana Sidat CSci CChem FRSC (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Dr Pooja Goddard MRSC (Loughborough University and RSC Inclusion and Diversity Committee)
16:10 – Inclusion and Diversity Fund flash poster presentations 
16:20 – Awarding of 2021 Inclusion and Diversity Prize
  • Ashley Walker (Howard University) representing #BlackInChem
  • Awarded by: Professor Marina Resmini FRSC
16:30 – Closing keynote talk
  • Professor Catherine Ngila (Executive Director, The African Academy of Sciences)
  • Chair: Professor Gill Reid CChem FRSC (University of Southampton and RSC President-Elect)
16:50 – Closing remarks
  • Professor Gill Reid CChem FRSC 
  • Dr Helen Pain CSci CChem FRSC
17:00 – Networking
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