Athena Forum to merge with STEMM-DAC, 23 December 2020

In July 2020, the Athena Forum agreed to merge with the STEMM Disability Advisory Committee (‘STEMM-DAC’). The merger will take effect in January 2021.

STEMM-DAC has been a leading voice for the inclusion of people with disabilities within the scientific community since 2015, and the Forum looks forward to continuing its excellent work. Bringing together the Forum and STEMM-DAC will provide greater opportunities for members to collaboratively address issues facing scientists with disabilities, and work together on improving diversity and inclusion in STEMM more generally.

The Forum is pleased to announce that Dr Martin Hollins, the current STEMM-DAC Chair, will lead the Forum’s work on disability issues as its disability champion. The Forum welcomes his expertise and looks forward to collaborating with him on future projects.

Please contact athena@royalsociety.org with any queries.

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