Dr Joanne Hodges

Head of Science and Society, Knowledge Innovation Group, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)

Dr Joanne Hodges is a member of the Steering Group for the project Leading the way: Increasing diversity in the scientific workforce

"BIS funds the RS/RAEng STEM diversity programme; I'm also group equality & diversity champion in BIS.

We're currently running a pilot with 3 of the research councils to improve the diversity of their public appointments"

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