Equality and diversity

The Academy of Medical Sciences is committed to working towards full equality of opportunity both in our own organisation, practices and work, and in the wider academic workforce.

Our commitment applies to every sphere of Academy activity. We strive to ensure that no individual or group is treated more or less favourably than others on the grounds of ethnicity, age, disability, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Our definition of diversity expands beyond protected characteristics to include geography, research subject and sector, clinical and non-clinical specialties, career stage, and socio-economic background. 

We are serious about learning both from our successes and our failures, and believe that transparency is key for sector-wide improvement. We welcome comments and feedback via Nick Hillier, Director of Communications, at nick.hillier@acmedsci.ac.uk, and will always listen with an openness and willingness to learn how to do things better. 

  • We publish an openly available diversity report spanning all our activities, and have done so each year since 2014. 
  • We are sharing our 12 month equality, diversity and inclusion action plan (from mid-2021 to mid-2022) as a public document - download the action plan here or from the side of this page. 
  • Find out more about our ongoing work in this area on our Research Culture section.

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