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Professor Jane Clarke

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Member of Diversity Committee,
University of Cambridge, The Royal Society

After teaching science in comprehensive schools for a number of years, Jane “went back to school” gaining a PhD with Professor Sir Alan Fersht in 1994. She then joined the Chemistry Department in Cambridge as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow where she rose to be Professor of Molecular Biophysics and internationally recognised for her multidisciplinary studies of protein folding and misfolding. A member of the Equality Diversity and Inclusion committees of both the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust, Jane is committed to increasing diversity in Science. She was appointed as President of Wolfson College Cambridge in October 2017.

  • Ensuring continuing progression for women in STEM so that the progress that has been achieved so far is not lost after Brexit
  • Continuing to support women’s participation in STEM after Brexit by ensuring that women are given equal opportunities to develop skills in the sector
  • Exploring the Royal Society’s Brexit strategy designed to achieve the best outcome for research and innovation post-Brexit by maintaining strong UK/EU relationships, retaining highly skilled scientists and ensuring access to future funding
  • Discussing the key points outlined in the UK Research and the European Union People guidance and assessing how to ensure continuing research relationships with EU countries