Cross Party Group

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine



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: 12 December 2023


Time: 18:30


Location: Zoom, for more information contact Niall Sommerville



Cross-Party Group Documentation:


Minutes of previous meetings


Annual Reports and Financial Statements

Contact information

Niall Sommerville


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