Discover more about how academic research interacts with policymaking and how to navigate that interaction as a researcher or academic with the Imperial Policy Forum’s Science and Policymaking series.
Join host Professor Mary Ryan, Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise), for a conversation with Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering and Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation, who was named as one of the most influential women in both UK engineering and UK tech.
Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE is CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation. She co-chairs with the Science Minister the government’s Business Innovation Forum and co-chaired with Sir Lewis Hamilton his Commission on improving Black representation in motorsport. She is a trustee of various charities, member of the government’s Levelling Up Advisory Council and Digital Skills Council, advisor to the Advanced Research and Invention Agency and NXD at construction company Laing O’Rourke. She has been named as one of the ‘Inspiring 50’ women in tech in Europe and one of the most influential women in both UK engineering and UK tech..
She has a Masters in Biochemistry (MBiochem) from Oxford and a PhD from Cancer Research UK/UCL. She is a Fellow of the IET, Honorary Professor at UCL and Honorary Fellow at The Queen’s College, Oxford. She has received honorary doctorates from UCL, Imperial College London, Newcastle, Brunel, Huddersfield, Southampton and Cranfield, as well as a Science Suffrage Award and the Engineering Professor’s Council President’s Medal. She was made a CBE for services to International Engineering in 2019.
Prior to her current roles, she was Deputy CEO at the Academy and served as Committee Specialist and later Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee.
Science and Policymaking series
IPF’s Science and Policymaking series is open to Imperial staff, students and alumni and features inspiring and influential speakers from organisations and backgrounds that cross the boundary between public policy and research. Hosted by Professor Mary Ryan (Vice-Provost, Research and Enterprise), the series is a great opportunity to discover more about how academic research interacts with policymaking and how to navigate that interaction as a researcher or academic.