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Biosciences Streatham Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) committee

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) committee works to ensure that we engender an inclusive working environment, a strong sense of community, and visible and approachable role models and mentors for our junior staff and students.

The committee was originally founded as the Athena SWAN Working Group, with the specific aim of writing our first application for an Athena SWAN award in working towards gender equality in the Department. The title and terms of reference of the group were updated in 2016 to reflect the wider equality, diversity and inclusivity remit of the committee. Whilst Athena SWAN is a strong focus of our work, we aim to create a better working environment for all staff and students.

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Committee members

Name & gender identity

(F=female; M=male)

EDI Roles

Committee joining details & date

(Volunteered, or Part of role Duties - PoD) 

Thumbnail photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths (M) Biosciences EDI Lead / Chair; Athena SWAN Writing/Core Group Lead; CLES Inclusivity Committee - Representative of Biosciences (also lead on issues generally not specifically relating to gender equality i.e. sexuality/stonewall, disability/two ticks etc.)

Full-time Lecturer (E&S).

PoD 01/01/2016.

Thumbnail photo of Jonathan Ball Jonathan Ball (M) Industrial relations view point / lead.

Full-time Research Fellow (early career).

Volunteered 01/01/2015.

Thumbnail image of Helen Dawe Helen Dawe (F) Culture and Inclusivity Lead and Academic Staff Development and Progression Co-Lead

Full-time Senior Lecturer (E&R) and Intercalating medicine degree programme Lead.

Volunteered 01/10/2015.

Thumbnail image of Alison Hill Alison Hill (F) Flexible Working and Career Breaks Lead and Academic Staff Development and Progression Lead

Part-time Senior Lecturer (E&S).
Tutor for Flexible-Combined Honours & PGT.

Volunteered 01/09/2014.

Thumbnail image of Samantha Mitchell Samantha Mitchell (F) Professional Services Development, Support and Inclusion Lead

Full-time Technical Services (mid-career) Laboratory Manager.

Volunteered 08/10/2015.

Thumbnail image of Joy Richards Joy Richards (F) Taking minutes, Professional Services Development

Part-time Professional Services, Department Administrator.

PoD 08/01/2019.

Thumbnail image of Alan Brown Alan Brown (M) Undergraduate Lead/ Education lead.

Full-time Senior Lecturer (E&R).

PoD 01/07/2020.

Thumbnail photo of Clive Butler Clive Butler (M) PGR Lead

Full-time Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Research.

PoD 01/2019

Thumbnail image of Lucy Hawkes Lucy Hawkes (F) Lead for surveys and focus groups, Departmental Policy Co-Lead and Culture & Inclusivity Lead.  
Thumbnail image of Helen Eyles  Helen Eyles (F) Researcher Support and Development Lead

Early Career Researcher.

Volunteered 06/06/2017.

Thumbnail image of Beth Pitcher Beth Pitcher (F) Professional Services Development, Support & Inclusion Co-Lead, and University Gender & Race Equality Group Representative.

Full-time Professional Services (early career) – centrally based.


Thumbnail image of James Wakefield James Wakefield (M) Departmental Policy Lead

Full-time Associate Professor (E&R) and Head of Department.

PoD 01/07/2017.

    UG Representative  
Thumbnail image of Will Davison William Davison (M) PG Representative

Volunteered 01/2019