Cross Party Group

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine


Cross-party Group on STEMM




To bring together Members of the Senedd and others with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) in Wales, with the aim of raising awareness among Members of the Senedd of important developments in STEMM, both technological and educational; and how policy issues impact upon these areas.




Chair: David Rees MS


Secretary: Niall Sommerville – Royal Society of Chemistry



Next meeting


Date: 14 June 2022


Time: 18:00


Location: Zoom



Cross-Party Group Documentation:


Minutes of previous meetings


Annual Reports and Financial Statements


  • David Rees MS (Chair)
  • Jack Sargeant MS
  • Mark Isherwood MS
  • Altaf Hussain MS
  • Joel James MS
  • Luke Fletcher MS
  • Niall Sommerville - Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Dr Robert Hoyle - Welsh Government
  • Dr Dayna Mason - Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Prof Mike Edmunds - Royal Astronomical Society
  • Dave Jones - Geological Society
  • Dr Geertje van Keulen - Society for General Microbiology
  • Rob Janes - The Open University
  • Prof. Mike Charlton - Learned Society of Wales
  • Wendy Sadler - Science Made Simple
  • Professor Paul Harrison - University of South Wales
  • Prof. Ian Wells - Institute of Engineering Technology
  • Tom Addison - The Physiological Society
  • Dave Harwood - Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Dr Matthew Allen - Cardiff Science Festival
  • Dr Walter Ariel Brooks - British Council Wales
  • Glen Gilchrist - Central South Consortium Joint Education Service
  • Rhobert Lewis - Neath Port Talbot College Group
  • Prof Faron Moller - Technocamps
  • Talib Mahdi - Cardiff University
  • Leigh Jeffes - Parliamentary and Scientific Committee
  • Helen Taylor - IFST
  • Alvin Orbaek White - Swansea University
  • David Cunnah - UKRI Innovate UK
  • Eluned Parrott - Institute of Physics
  • Keith Jones - Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Cymru
  • George Skilling - Science and Technology Facilities Council