#34 | Dr. Shaun O’Boyle: Founder of House of STEM

Dr. Shaun O’Boyle: Founder of House of STEM

In this episode of Sparking Change, Dil is joined by the amazingly active and affable Dr. Shaun O’Boyle to discuss inclusiveness for all genders and sexualities within the science community.

As well as having a PhD in Developmental Biology, and founding Bureau—a production company that makes podcasts, radio documentaries and audio stories—Shaun is the founder of House of STEM: a new community-led initiative working to improve LGBTQ+ support, visibility and representation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and STEM-related fields in Ireland.

In this episode, Dil and Shaun discuss stereotypes within science, the conservatism within academia, House of STEM, and how it and other organisations like it can work to improve science itself, by helping people of all races, genders and sexualities to feel comfortable in being themselves and allowing their best work to shine through.

Find out about #LGBTSTEMday, the various organisations involved, and the sciencey reason why it will be on the 5th of July here!

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