Statutory Bodies and Committees

Equality and Diversity Network

The Equality and Diversity Network has a broad and representative membership and provides a forum for consultation on Equality and diversity issues. It is a sub-committee of the Equality and Diversity Committee.

Secretary to the Committee: If you would like further information about the Equality and Diversity Network, please contact Caroline Harris, ext 4141.

Network members

Terms of office expire on 31st July in the year stated.

Adalgisa Giorgio Chair 2018

The Department Equality Co-ordinator from each academic Department/School:

Giorgia Giardina Architecture and Civil Engineering  
Adele Murrell Biology and Biochemistry  
Salvador Eslava Chemical Engineering  
Petra Cameron Chemistry  
Marina De Vos Computer Science  
Elnaz Bajoori Economics  
Janina Iwaniec Education  
Kang Ma Electronic and Electrical Engineering  
Peter Rouse Health  
Deborah Lewis Management  
Tim Rogers Mathematical Sciences  
Linda Newnes Mechanical Engineering  
Charareh Pourzand Pharmacy and Pharmacology  
Stijn Wuyts Physics  
Yukteshwar Kumar Politics, Languages and International Studies  
Chris Ashwin Psychology  
Nelson Oppong Social and Policy Sciences  

The Department Equality Co-ordinator from each administrative/service Department:


Helen Davis Academic Registry  
Kate Noad ahs  
Melanie Wortham Careers Service  
Hannah Sanderson Centre for Learning and Teaching  
Sean Chawla-Duggan Computing Services  
Stephanie Lear Development and Alumni Relations  
Rebecca Fox Edge Arts  
Karen Hunter Estates  
Angela Milsom Finance  
Mary Clarkson Human Resources  
Tina Schilbach/Antonio Marcos International Relations Office  
Justin Hodds Library  
Sophie Miles Marketing and Communications  
Nicky Kemp Policy and Planning Office  
Simon Bond/Kay Gallagher Research and Innovation Services  
Connor Russell Sports Development and Recreation  
Florin Bisset/David Young Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach  
Barbara Furnival Student Services  
Suzanne Maxwell Vice-Chancellor's Office  

One representative appointed from the non-academic staff of each Faculty:

Sarah Stead Faculty of Engineering and Design  
Andie Barlow Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  
Dawn Hallett Faculty of Science  

One representative appointed from the campus trades unions:

 Nour Alhusein  UCU

One representative appointed by and from each of the Students' Union's student support groups:

Hannah Tonry Bath Erasmus & Exchange Network (BEN) 2018
Sophie Lingfield/Emma Bishop Enable 2018
Alexandra Iciek Gender Equality Group 2018
Vaidehi Jaju International Students Association 2018
Zeid Truscott LGBT+ Society 2018
Rachelle Wabissa Student Parents and Mature Students Group 2018
Georgia Prastiti Postgraduate Association 2018
Miada Hassan/Berenice Dalrymple Race Equality Group 2018
Adam Bagdu Student Minds 2018

One representative from each of the University's recognised Equality groups (including self-organised):

Ed Stevens Kaleidoscope 2018
Otter Baker Disabled Staff Support Group 2018
to be confirmed Race Equality Staff Group 2018

Three representatives nominated by the Students' Union:

To be confirmed Students' Union representative 2018
Kimberley Pickett-Mcatackney Students' Union representative 2018
Eve Alcock Students' Union representative 2018

Student representatives (elected by cross campus ballot)

to be confirmed Disabled students representative
to be confirmed Gender Equality student representative
to be confirmed International students representative
to be confirmed Race Equality student representative

In attendance:

Georgina Brown Equality and Diversity Manager  
Aiste Senulyte Equality and Diversity Officer  
Nicky Kemp Director of Policy and Planning  
Caroline Harris Secretary  


  1. Members unable to attend meetings are permitted to nominate a representative to attend in their place.
  2. The Network may co-opt or invite other members of the University staff or student body or invite representatives of external organisations to attend meetings as necessary.
  3. Charareh Pourzand is the representative of the Network on the Equality and Diversity Committee (alternate Deborah Lewis), to 31st July 2019.

Terms of Reference

Approved by Executive Committee 7th July 2005, revised by Council 29th June 2006 wef 1st August 2006.

  1. Discussing operational issues relating to Equality and diversity within the University and making appropriate recommendations to the Equality and Diversity Committee.
  2. Disseminating good practice and information about University policies and procedures relating to Equality and diversity.
  3. Bringing matters of concern to the attention of the Equality and Diversity Committee.
  4. Providing an annual report to the Equality and Diversity Committee.

Procedural Rules

Appointment of Chair: A staff member appointed by the Vice-Chancellor
Co-option: None specified.
Alternates: None specified.
Quorum: None specified.
Rules for voting: None specified.
Minutes: Submitted to Equality and Diversity Committee.