Dr Lee Elliot Major

Director, Development and Policy, Sutton Trust

Dr Lee Elliot Major is a member of the Steering Group for the project Leading the way: Increasing diversity in the scientific workforce

"Improving social mobility through education is my job and passion, and I am a former PhD physicist.

I have helped to establish the first wave of proper RCTs - robust evaluations - on what works in schools for poorer children - a scientific approach to access more generally is urgently needed."

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