The Biochemist Blog

Where are all the trans scientists?

By Dorieke Grijseels, University of Sussex

Today (March 31) marks International Transgender Day of Visibility. This day is dedicated to showing the incredible diversity of the trans community. This community is often lumped together with the other parts of the LGBT+ community, but is unique in its challenges and achievements, which should be celebrated. Although we’ve got a long way to go, more and more trans people are getting positive representation in the media, be that actor Alex Blue, writer Juno Dawson or model Munroe Bergdorf. The question remains, where are all the trans scientists?

My diversity story

By Elizabeth Dellar, CaSE & University of Oxford

Over the last three months I’ve been working as an intern at the CaSE. During this time, I’ve focused principally on updating our work on diversity and inclusion in STEMM, involving creating an evidence base resource for our website and writing a short briefing document, which will be published in the new year. While I have been focusing my work on actions that Government can take to improve diversity and inclusion, spending so much time reading, talking and writing about it has caused me to start viewing what I do with a diversity lens.