Jan Peters (engineer)

Jan Peters MBE is an engineer, consultant and campaigner for diversity in STEM.[1] From 2008–2010, Peters was the President of the Women's Engineering Society.[2]

Peters founded education consultancy Katalytik in 2004. She worked with organisations such as the Royal Society, where she was Equality and Diversity Manager, University College London Engineering, and HESTEM.[3][4]

Peters was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours.[5] The same year, she was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Bournemouth University.[6][7]

In 2018, Peters co-founded Mission Reignition, an organisation aiming to create a science centre in Christchurch.[8]


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  3. ^ "Reframing diversity and inclusion in engineering". Equality Challenge Unit. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Our Patrons". Talboth Heath. Talbot Heath School. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  5. ^ Winter, Alex (6 November 2017). "Ore Oduba and Jeff Mostyn to receive honourary doctorates from Bournemouth University this week". The Oxford Times. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Jan Peters: Honorary Degree Citation" (PDF). Bournemouth University. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Honourary Doctorate Dr Jan Peters MBE". Bournemouth University. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  8. ^ Clark, Katie (13 December 2018). "Could a new science centre form part of major town centre development?". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 18 March 2019.