Dr. Linn Leppert, associate professor of Computational Chemical Physics (S&T), published an article on the results of a panel discussion she chaired about the need for an inclusive and representative academic environment.
The article, titled "Towards an Inclusive and Representative Academic Landscape", has been published by European Review (available on Cambridge Core) and sheds light on important issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the academic world.
The panel discussion took place during the Building Bridges Meeting of Academia Europaea and the Young Academy of Europe on October 26, 2022. As the panel's chairperson, Dr. Linn Leppert led a discussion with prominent academics and experts on the necessity of an inclusive and representative academic environment. The panel discussion brought forth insights into challenges faced by individuals from underrepresented groups in the academic setting but also highlights the risks that institutions face when they neglect equality, diversity and inclusion.
The recently published article by Dr. Linn Leppert summarises the key points discussed during the panel conversation. It highlights the need for equal opportunities, inclusive policies, and diverse representation at all academic levels. Additionally, it explores potential solutions to overcome current barriers and promote a more inclusive academic landscape.