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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) work takes place across the University, however, the work is coordinated and managed by the Directorate of EDI.

The team are able to support and advise the University community on different areas of EDI and are involved in developing and delivering guidance, training and policies.

To contact us you can email and a member of the team will get back to you.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team

    Associated staff

    We have a number of diversity champions across campus that support our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

    Academic leads

  • Rachel Cowen

    Rachel Cowen

    Academic Lead for EDI (Gender and Sexual Orientation)

  • Dawn Edge

    Dawn Edge

    Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Race)

  • Jackie Carter

    Jackie Carter

    Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Disability)

Faculty and Central PS leads

Natalie Gardiner

Associate Dean for Social Responsibility and Faculty EDI Committee Chair

Facuty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Mark Hughes

Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility and Chair of Faculty EDIA Committee

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dimitris Papadimitriou

Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Faculty EDI Committee Chair

Faculty of Humanities

Sinead Hesp

Chair of University Professional Services and Cultural Institutes Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group