About us

This is the blog of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee of the School of Life Sciences.

We want the School of Life Sciences to be a welcoming, inclusive and engaging place to work for all, no matter their background or professional experience.

We will update this blog with information from our committee meetings, announcements and news as well as resources we hope will be helpful to professional, technical and academic staff and students.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee at the School of Life Sciences is made up of representatives from early, mid-career and senior staff from academic, technical and administrative, research and postgraduate communities. We have the responsibility for applying for Athena SWAN recognition and enacting programmes of improvement as identified during the application process.


  Professor Oliver BurmanOliver Burman – Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare – Academic representative




Ms Stephanie BerezinaStephanie Berezina – Senior administrator – professional services representative




  Dr Sheena Cotter Sheena Cotter – Senior lecturer – Academic representative




DrJenny Dunn Jenny Dunn – Senior lecturer and Life Sciences EDI Chair – Academic representative





Dr Franklyn EgbeFranklyn Nkongho – Postdoctoral research fellow – Academic representative




   Dr Beatrix FahnertBeatrix Fahnert – Deputy Head of School – Academic representative




 Professor Matt GoddardMatthew Goddard – Chair of the Research Committee – Academic representative




Jonathan Hughes with a dinosaur skullDr Jonathan Hughes – Technician – Professional services representative




Dr Teresa RomeroTeresa Romero – Senior lecturer – Academic representative




  Dr Iain StottIain Stott – Senior lecturer – Academic representative




    Ambrose Tinarwo – Senior lecturer – academic representative

Bethany WilliamsMiss Bethany Williams – PhD student – Postgraduate research student representative  




Photo of Dr Luca Mao, smiling and wearing a woolly hat in a countryside setting


Dr Luca Mao – Associate Professor – Academic representative




Photo of Dr Dilkushi de Alwis Pitts smiling in a bright coloured blazerDr Dilkushi de Alwis Pitts – Senior lecturer – Academic representative


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