I’m Clio Heslop, the Head of Policy, Partnerships, and Impact.

I lead a small team working to influence organisations from policy, business, civil society, media, research, and engagement sectors. I’m interested in making science institutions and spaces more inclusive to all, and in involving people in decision-making about science.

I manage the BSA’s role in the Sciencewise consortium, I oversee events and activities for For Thought, plus I support my colleagues to run the Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM, and our Future Forum programme.

I have also been heavily involved in thinking through how to make the BSA more inclusive, through our Sustaining Excellence grant and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) action plan. I’m always keen to hear from other people working on EDI, so get in touch if you have questions, suggestions, or resources to share. (She/her/hers)

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I’m Abi Hilditch, Policy Partnerships Manager.

I lead the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM.  Alongside colleagues in the Policy Partnerships and Impact team, I manage the Group’s projects such as the recent inquiry into Equity in the STEM workforce, and the external partner and parliamentary member relationships. I also work on the Future Forum programme which helps to bring young people’s voices to the fore on issues relating to science and society.

Get in touch if you would like to explore involvement with the APPG, questions on STEM equity policy or enquiries about running your own Future Forum programme.  (She/her/hers)

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I’m Giorgio D'Agostaro, Development Manager.

My role involves forming and managing partnerships with external organisations which align to the BSA’s vision and mission, and ultimately help us work towards achieving them. Over the past 5 years, I have worked on delivering successful corporate partnerships for British Science Week, the British Science Festival, the CREST Awards, For Thought and our Future Forum series.

If you would like to support the BSA’s work across one or more of our programmes, please do get in touch.

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I'm Agasty Baylon Yogaratnam, Development Officer. 

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