The Science Council is aiming to increase its understanding of the current and future UK science workforce
Current projects are exploring the numbers of scientists working in the UK, where they are working, workforce diversity, skills needs and shortages, professional development needs as well as developing a better understanding of the variety of the roles undertaken by those with science knowledge and skills
Details of these projects and related reading suggestions and links are published on the attached pages
This research was comissioned by the Science Council as part of the New Registers project to investigate the potential for new professional registers for science technicians and those in science and higher technical roles in addition to the existing Chartered Scientist register
This paper, by the Science Council Chief Executive Diana Garnham, seeks to illustrate the wide range of science careers available as a science professional, in science or from science.