School of Science


13 February 2019

Pride in STEM Research Showcase

Presented By School of Science, Loughborough University

About this event

The Pride in STEM Research Showcase will present some of the diverse research being carried out by LGBT+ researchers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields. During this one-day event, researchers from all over the UK will give an insight into both their research and work as well as their experiences as an LGBT+ person in STEM. 

We encourage everyone to come along and hear about the fantastic work of our LGBT+ colleagues. The event will also include a poster session, at which all delegates are greatly encouraged to present some of their own research. Poster prizes will be awarded at the end of the day.

A programme of events can be found below.

Register online for the event here. The event is free to attend, however spaces are limited and registration will close once the maximum capacity has been reached.

Keynote speakers:


Prof. Peter Coles     Dr Verena Gortz


9.00-9.30 Registration
9.30-9.40 Introduction

Dr Verena Gortz, Lancaster University

Morning Keynote: 'Out and about in search for a rainbow

10.30-11.00 Dr Luciano Rila, University College London
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-11.45 Frances Hamilton, Northumbria University
11.45-12.15 Dr Thomas Bartsch, Loughborough University 
12.15-14.00 Lunch/poster session
14.00-14.30 Dr Kirsty Flower, Imperial College London
14.30-15.00 Dr Ashley Spindler, University of Hertfordshire

Prof. Peter Coles, Maynooth University

Afternoon Keynote: 'Out in the Universe

15.50-16.00 Closing remarks/poster prize presentation


For more information, please contact Loughborough University School of Science Director for Equality and Diversity, Dr Eugenie Hunsicker at


Organisers of this event would like to thank Pride in STEM for their support. For more information visit