Experiences of Minoritised Groups at Life Science Research Conferences in the UK

  • Cornish, Tinu (PI)
  • Wilson, Kathlyn (CoPI)
  • Christoffersen, Ashlee (Researcher)
  • Prentice, Janice (Researcher)
  • Penda, Victor (Researcher)

Project: Research

Project Details


Researchers from an ethnically minoritised background make up over 20% of those receiving grants from the Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council yet it is reported that ethnically minoritised researchers appear to be disproportionately less likely to attend life science conferences either as panellists or as participants. The aim of this project was to understand the conference experiences of minoritised groups, especially in relation to race/ethnicity; and to identify the barriers to attending life science conferences. Understanding these factors will enable conference organisers to plan how to address these barriers and to implement possible enablers to improve the inclusivity of life science conferences in the UK. In collaboration with Sea-Change Consultancy. Sea-Change Consultancy commissioned by Wellcome Connecting Science.
Effective start/end date1/02/225/01/23


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