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The Palaeontological Association aims to increase support for individuals who belong to underrepresented groups within Palaeontology. 


पैलेऑन्टोलॉजिकल  एसोसिएशन का उद्देश्य उन व्यक्तियों के लिए समर्थन बढ़ाना है जो पैलेऑन्टोलॉजि के अंतर्गत आने वाले समूहों से संबंधित हैं।

La Asociación Paleontológica tiene como objetivo aumentar el apoyo a los individuos que pertenecen a grupos subrepresentados dentro de la Paleontología.

تهدف جمعية علم الحفريات إلى زيادة دعم المجموعات الممثلة تمثيلًا غير كافيا ضمن نطاق. هذا العلم

Contact Us About Diversity

If you wish to contact the Palaeontological Association about diversity, please use our contact form and select Diversity Officer:  Contact Us Form.

Palaeontological Association Mentor Scheme

The Palaeontological Association mentoring scheme aims to assist palaeontologists at the start of their academic careers and focuses on those transitioning from postdoctoral positions to permanent jobs. (We hope to roll the scheme out to other transition points such as late stage PhD to postdoctoral position and mid-career to senior leadership in the future.)

Mentoring is a valuable tool, helping individuals make informed choices via the exchange of knowledge and experience. The scheme uses a direct mentoring approach, with mentors in permanent positions offering direct contact via e-mail, Skype or other forms of communication. Full guidelines on expectations, lines of communication and length of mentorship are provided. It is expected that mentors should provide open and honest advice whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times. If you are a postdoctoral palaeontologist and are interested in having a mentor or a palaeontologist in a permanent position who would be willing to act as mentor please email Dr Fiona Gill ( ) for more information.

Code of Conduct for Meetings

We have a code of conduct for all our meetings. Please read the Code of Conduct for Palaeontological Association Meetings document for further details. You can also Report code of conduct violation via this web form.

Palaeontological Association Diversity Group

The Palaeontological Association council has a Diversity Group whose focus is on improving equality, diversity and inclusion within the association and its events. The members of this group are indicated on the Palaeontological Association Council page.

Palaeontological Association Diversity Study

In 2018 the Palaeontological Association completed a diversity study. Key findings and key findings and recommendations can be found on the Diversity Study page.