All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity & Inclusion in STEM

About the Group

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in STEM aims to promote the inclusion and progression of people from diverse backgrounds in STEM, and to encourage government, parliamentarians, academics, businesses and other stakeholders to work towards a STEM sector that is representative of the population. We also want to consider and influence changes in policy that will lead to this outcome. For more updates, follow us on Twitter.

As part of its work on equality, diversity and inclusion across the science and science engagement sectors, the British Science Association (BSA) acts as secretariat for the Group. The Group is made up of Members of Parliament and Lords, and is a focus for collaboration with businesses and other organisations in STEM.

Details of previous meetings of the APPG can be found here.


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The Officers and Members of the APPG are listed below. All Officers were elected at the APPG's AGM on 27 April 2023.

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The work of the APPG on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in STEM has been mentioned in news and trade media. Below are just some articles citing findings from the inquiries:

Equity in STEM workforce

Nature Diversity in science workforce an ‘economic imperative’

The Engineer Minoritised STEM workforce hit hardest by pandemic

The Engineer Comment: Removing barriers will boost STEM sector recruitment

Eastern Eye STEM sector’s lack of diversity ‘will hold Britain back

Research Professional News UK ‘could lose generation’ of STEM workers after pandemic

Infrastructure Intelligence Diversity in STEM workforce worsened under Covid say MPs’ report

IOP blog The impact of the APPG on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in STEM’s recommendations

diginomica Inequity in the UK STEM workforce is being made worse by COVID-19

AAAS EurekAlert! Racial minorities 'systematically excluded' from geology and climate change sciences

Sir Robert McAlpine Welcoming the ‘Equity in the STEM workforce report

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Report on equity in STEM inquiry published