Valuing Diversity within the Mathematical Community

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is committed to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion across all aspects of the Mathematical community. We support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good, and given the diverse nature of today’s society it is important that the IMA is able to meaningfully connect with its existing membership and the wider community.

To ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our membership and help promote Diversity within the Mathematical community, the IMA has signed up to The Science Council  Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, and has appointed two Council members as IMA Diversity Champions; Danielle Bewsher and Garrod Musto.

Increasing Diversity within the mathematical community means where appropriate being proactive to increase numbers of disabled, or socially disadvantaged people, women, ethnic minority groups, and other groups currently underrepresented. It is hoped that Garrod and Danielle will be able to engage with their counterparts within the Science Council to help enhance Diversity practices across the Society and build on the work and practices already in place.

There are a number of ways in which we aim to develop an understanding of Diversity across the Society, and a major strand will be to encourage the membership to help shape the future strategy that the IMA take forward. Also it is important that the membership have an opportunity to share their experiences of Diversity as a student or subsequently as a professional, to inspire others and help celebrate successes within the development of their career path. Here is a one such case study.

If you feel you would like to contribute to the Diversity work of the IMA please contact Garrod