Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Laura is Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Her role focuses on improving EDI for colleagues, volunteers and members of the IET and the wider Engineering and Technology sector.
Before joining the IET she led Inclusion and Diversity programmes at the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. She has focused on women’s retention and progression; bullying and harassment intervention; diversity data monitoring and reporting; exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists, race and ethnicity, disability inclusion, and inclusion and diversity in scientific publishing.
Laura completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge and worked as a Post-doctoral research scientist at the Paterson Institute of Cancer Research and the Babraham Institute.