I am a Principal Scientist at GSK with 29+ years of experience working within the pharmaceutical industry – and have a strong background in Research and Development (R&D).
In addition to my primary role, I am an Inclusion Champion and extremely passionate about driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace – and strive to create a safe environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.
Through my DE&I work, I represent our UK Leadership Team for Spectrum, GSK’s LGBTQ+ and Ally Employee Resource Group (ERG) – which aims to connect like-minded employees, provide support, and help our company shape a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ employees. I am also accountable as the company Lead for Pride, and through this role collaborate with external organisations such as the Proud Science Alliance as the lead coordinator for events, to align a combined approach to our participation. For anyone unfamiliar with the Proud Science Alliance; they are a collective of healthcare and life science sector LGBTQ+ networks, who work together to raise the bar on LGBTQ+ inclusion within their own organisations and in the sector as a whole.
Externally, Caribbean carnival culture has always been a major part of my life – and for 10+ years I helped to manage one of the largest Trinidadian Mas Bands in Europe and at the parade in Notting Hill Carnival; including the organisation of many cultural events, carnivals, parties, socials, live concerts and excursions. I now support a smaller charity group, sharing my experience to help them facilitate the delivery of their events; and raise their profile as a business.
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