Claire Herbert

Senior Policy Adviser, Equality Challenge Unit

Claire Herbert is a member of the Steering Group for the project Leading the way: Increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.

"Part of ECU’s remit is to advance equality through increasing the diversity of the higher education workforce throughout different subject disciplines and grades and we are very supportive of the aims of the steering group.

I have recently been involved in projects looking at unconscious bias in recruitment and selection, potential initiatives to bring about systemic change in the HE sector, and a review of the experiences of international staff in HE. All three projects have learning which is transferable to the aims of the steering group."

Our mission

To recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Our priorities

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement