Professor Sara Rankin FRSB has a first-class hons degree and PhD in Pharmacology from Kings College London. Having undertaken postdoctoral work at UCSD and CRUK she joined Imperial College London in 1995 where she is now Professor of Leukocyte and Stem Cell Biology. She is currently working in the field of Regenerative Pharmacology.
Throughout her Scientific career she has been committed to societal engagement that promote diversity and inclusion in science. She has won awards for Leadership, Collaboration and Innovation in Societal Engagement and has worked collaboratively on projects ranging from science pop-up shops, to the first National Black Graduates Career Conference.
Prof Rankin is dyslexic and dyspraxic and her most recent project “2eMPower” seeks to make STEM accessible for students with learning disabilities throughout their education.
She was featured by Royal Society in an on-line feature “celebrating scientists with disabilities”