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 representative from early, mid-career and senior staff from academic, technical and administrative, research and postgraduate communities. We have responsibility for applying for Athena SWAN recognition and enacting programmes of improvement as identified during the application process.


    Oliver BurmanOliver Burman – Professor – academic representative




    Stephanie BerezinaStephanie Berezina – Senior administrator – professional services representative




    Sheena Cotter Sheena Cotter – Senior lecturer – academic representative




  Jenny Dunn Jenny Dunn – Senior lecturer and Life Sciences EDI Chair – academic representative





    Franklyn EgbeFranklyn Nkongho – Postdoctoral research fellow – academic representative




    Beatrix FahnertBeatrix Fahnert – Deputy Head of School – academic representative




    Matt GoddardMatthew Goddard – Professor, Chair of the Research Committee – academic representative




Jonathan Hughes with a dinosaur skullJonathan Hughes – technician – professional services representative




  Graziella IossaGraziella Iossa – part-time lecturer – academic representative




    Teresa RomeroTeresa Romero – senior lecturer – academic representative




      Iain StottIain Stott – Senior lecturer – academic representative




    Ambrose Tinarwo – Senior lecturer – academic representative

Bethany WilliamsBethany Williams – PhD student – postgraduate research student representative  




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