LGBT+ Physical Sciences Network
We are a founding member of the LGBT+ Physical Sciences Network; a space where scientists can come together and share information and support on increasing LGBT+ diversity and inclusion within the physical sciences workforce.
Formed in 2016, the LGBT+ Physical Scientists Network brings together members from the IOP, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), with a mission to better drive LGBT+ diversity and inclusion within membership organisations.
The overarching purpose of the network is:
- to give members a platform to share how organisations could better support the LGBT+ workforce
- share successful examples of current good practice by LGBT+ networks in their places of work and study
Overseeing the network is a steering group comprising members from the IOP, RAS, RSC and Stonewall, as well as those that promoted and contributed to the network's inaugural meeting in 2016.
Key report: Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists
Launched by the network in 2019, the ‘Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists’ report has been pivotal in allowing us to understand the current workplace and study environment for LGBT+ scientists in the UK and Ireland. The first survey of its kind in the UK and Ireland highlights the key issues facing LGBT+ scientists, and the steps needed to promote greater workplace diversity.