Professor Thomas Welton

Head of Department, Prof of Sustainable Chemistry, Imperial College London

Professor Thomas Welton is a member of the Steering Group for the project Leading the way: Increasing diversity in the scientific workforce

I am interested in appointing the very best scientists to my department and to support them in becoming the best that they can be. The lack of diversity in the professoriate of the department shows that we are not doing this well enough.

As part of our attempts at the above I have set up an Academic Opportunities Committee that has developed a range of support and mentoring programmes for post-docs and other early career staff.

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