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Equality & Diversity Group

Membership & Contact

Caroline Dessent Chair (on research leave until Oct 2019)
Ruth Purvis Deputy Chair
Duncan Bruce Head of Department ex officio
Helen Coombs Departmental Manager ex officio
Leonie Jones Employability & Diversity Officer ex officio
Katy Holmes  Secretary & Administration / HR Rep ex officio
Derek Wann  Academic Rep
David Smith Academic Rep
Paul Walton Academic Rep
Avtar Matharu Academic Rep
Julia Sarju Disability Rep
Emma Dux Technical Staff Rep
Adam Vaughan Postdoc Rep

Kelechi Uleanya

Postgraduate Rep
Sam Daly Undergraduate Rep
Ruhee Dawood Undergraduate Rep
TBC HR Partner (Sciences) Guest member

Equality and diversity enquiries may be directed to the Chair Caroline Dessent or the Employability & Diversity Officer, Leonie Jones.

A list of external talks given by EDG members can be found here.

Please contact regarding any other queries or agenda items.

Equality & Diversity Group Objectives

  1. To oversee the writing and submission of Athena SWAN award renewals
  2. To help the HoD and ESG to implement the AS Action Plan

  3. To hold regular meetings as a full committee and working groups to promote equality,diversity and inclusion in the department

  4. To encourage the development of new equality, diversity and inclusion practice and initiatives

  5. To collate and analyse equality, diversity and inclusion data

  6. To support the work of the department’s equality and diversity officer

  7. To provide an effective forum for equality, diversity and inclusion discussions

  8. Through the chair, to inform directly departmental management practice on equality, diversity and inclusion issues

  9. To oversee the EDG budget annually

  10. To help promulgate good equality, diversity and inclusion practice outside the department

  11. To advise the BoS on how best to implement equality, diversion and  inclusion practices in teaching

  12. Terms of membership will be three years, renewable once.  There is flexibility to adjust terms by up to twelve months to accommodate deadlines for Athena SWAN submissions.

Meeting dates & Minutes

Previous minutes of the E&D Group can be found on the Chemistry Intranet Pages and can be accessed by anyone with a University of York login.