1. To oversee and be accountable for the University’s Strategy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for staff and students;
  2. To progress the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion across the University;
  3. To review and develop appropriate policies and procedures related to diversity and inclusion;
  4. To ensure that all of the legally protected characteristics (as well as mental health and widening participation) are considered;
  5. To ensure that legal and regulatory requirements in relation to diversity and inclusion are met;
  6. To oversee the University’s progress in the implementation of the Athena SWAN Charter and other equality charter marks where appropriate;
  7. To engage with internal and external equality groups to ensure the views of all groups are recognised;
  8. To develop and be mindful of an approach which recognises intersectionality.
Composition and Membership



Karl Leydecker

Senior Vice-Principal (Chair)

Janine Chalmers (Lindsey Hamilton until 01 January 2020)

University Equality and Diversity Adviser (Clerk)

Tracey White

Head of Human Resources

Cecilia Wallback

AUSA President

Alexander Acheampong

AUSA Welfare President

Ian Robotham

David Hutchison

Mark Paterson

Clemence O’Connor

Ali Lumsden

Chairs of Equality Networks

Igor Guz

Head of School

Rhiannon Thompson

Maria Grazia Cascio

Athena SWAN Officers

Laura Benvie

Sola Kasim

Ruth Slater

Campus Trades Union representation

Chris Sojka

Widening Participation Officer

Nick Edwards

Head of Student Support

Liz Curtis

Ana Ivanovic

School Equality Champion representative