Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The LMCB is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In 2016 we were awarded Athena SWAN Gold status, the first MRC unit/institute and UCL Department to be recognised as working at this level of excellence. This demonstrates a cultural shift in attitudes and working practices so that good practice is the norm (#simplygoodpractice). We will continue to make improvements to provide an environment that encourages scientific excellence over many years to come.
Current members of the LMCB’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee (EDIC) are: Sophie Acton (co-chair), Rob de Bruin (co-chair), Sara Mole, Chris Stefan, Louise Cramer, Vlatka Antolovic, Biswajit Pedder, Helen Matthews, Joe Jones, Tasha Aley, Christa Bejnamin, Giorgia Siriaco, Lucy Newman.
ED&I Outstanding Contribution Prize
In 2018, the EDIC established an ED&I Outstanding Contribution Prize, awarded to members of the LMCB who have gone above and beyond their normal role to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity. Nominees for the 2018 prize were Lotte De Winde, Sian Culley, Agathe Chaigne and Louise Cramer. The winner was Sian Culley, for the resource she set up to support gender equality in the field of microscopy. Please see the 2018 EDIC award panel report here.