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.
Name & gender identity
(F=Female, M=Male, NB = Non-binary)
Committee joining details & date
(Volunteered, or Part of role Duties - PoD)
|Emma Agnew (F)||PGT representative||
Full time Postgraduate Research
|Jonathan Ball (M)||Industrial relations lead; Academic Staff Development and Progression Deputy Lead [SAT]||
Full time Research Fellow.
|Alan Brown (M)||Undergraduate and PGT Co-Lead [SAT]||
Full time Senior Lecturer (E&R) and Co-Director of Education and Student Experience
|Clive Butler (M)||PGR Lead [SAT]||
Full time Associate Professor (E&R); Co-Director of Postgraduate Research.
|Helen Eyles (F)||Researcher Support and Development Lead; Link to ECRN and Uni ECR liaison forum [SAT}||
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow.
|Andrew Griffiths (M)||Flexible Working and Career Breaks Co-Lead [SAT}||
Part time Lecturer (E&S) and Senior Tutor.
|Lucy Hawkes (F)||Academic Staff Development and Progression Lead [SAT]||Full time Senior Lecturer (E&R)
|Alison Hill (F)||Flexible Working and Career Breaks Co-Lead [SAT]||
Full time Senior Lecturer (E&S) and Senior Tutor. Experience of caring responsibilities, flexible working and career breaks.
|Samantha Mitchell (F)||Professional Services Development, Support and Inclusion Co-Lead [SAT]||
Full time Technical Services
|Joy Richards (F)||Taking minutes, Professional Services Development, Support and Inclusion Co-Lead [SAT]||
Part time Professional Services, Department Administrator
|Orly Razgour (F)||Biosciences - EDI Lead; Athena SWAN Core Group Lead; Faculty Wellbeing Inclusion and Culture Committee [SAT Chair]||
Full time Senior Lecturer (E&R). Experience of caring responsibilities
|Kirsten Thompson (F)||Culture and Inclusivity Co-Lead [SAT]||
Part time Lecturer (E&S)
|Sariqa Wagley (F)||Culture & Inclusivity Co-Lead; Link to BME staff, student and network [SAT||
Lecturer (E&S), Experience of caring responsibilities, flexible working, organiser of Soapbox Science Exeter and is a member of the Steering group for the BME Staff, Student and Allies Network
|James Wakefield (M)||Departmental Policy Co-Lead||
Full time Professor (E&R) and Head of Department. Experience of caring responsibilities.
|TBC||Undergraduate Representative; member of Biosciences Student-Staff Liaison Committee||Full time Undergraduate
Provides feedback to committee on EDI and Welfare in undergraduate population.
|TBC||Professional Services, Central EDI Advisor|
|Clemency White (F)||PGT Representative||
Full time Postgraduate Research
Table 1: Roles in the Athena SWAN self-assessment team (SAT) and EDI committee members. Details of members include Education and Research (E&R) or Education and Scholarship (E&S) roles, committee-joining date, if member volunteered or roles are Part of Duties (PoD)