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16 August 2022

Apply to join the IOP Inclusion and Diversity Committee: message from Helen Gleeson

Applications are now closed and the following information is for reference only.


I am pleased to be relaunching the Inclusion and Diversity Committee, which I chair, this autumn and am looking for six current IOP members who reside in the UK and Ireland to populate the group.

I want the Committee to be as representative as possible. It is already partially populated in line with its terms of reference. These members currently have expertise or experience covering women in physics, physical disability, higher education, industry, self-employment, and early career. The existing members also cover the south-east and North of England geographical areas.

We are seeking up to six people who can ideally offer representation for other types of diversity, including our strategic objectives around gender, race, LGBT+, hidden disability, neurodiversity, and socio-economic background, as well as geographical diversity (Ireland, Wales and Scotland and other regions of England), other diversity characteristics and experience in schools/further education.

We want to ensure that the Committee includes new and diverse voices from the physics community and encourage those who may not have previous Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) or committee experience to apply. We particularly encourage applications from students as we hope to appoint a Committee member from this part of the physics community.


The Committee will meet four times a year for approximately two hours. We expect two of these meetings will be in person, and two meetings to be held remotely. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Our first meeting is likely to be in person in November 2022 at the IOP offices in London, with the aim of clearly identifying our priorities and areas where we can make a difference.

Appointment to the Committee is for three years and is a non-renewable appointment.


You can also upload an audio or video application if you would prefer. If you have any difficulties with this, please email the file to [email protected].

Please note that your response to each question should be no longer than 100 words. For audio or video applications, your answer should be no longer than 30-45 seconds per question.

To support you with your application, please see the Terms of Reference for the Committee (PDF, 102KB) and the IOP’s Code of Conduct.

I look forward to reading your application,

Professor Helen Gleeson

A headshot of Professor Helen Gleeson, IOP Inclusion and Diversity Representative

Professor Helen Gleeson, Inclusion and Diversity Representative to IOP Council

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