Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team

The School has established a strong and functional self-assessment team (SAT). The goal is to advance a wider range of equality topics.

Following our recent call for new members, we are pleased to announce and welcome 5 new EDI members, Ms Safaa Fallatah (PhD student), and staff, Ms Cynthia Wang, Dr Waleed Al-Nuaimy, Dr Meng Fang and Mrs Adele Curley. Together, we look forward to enhancing our School’s EDI activities.

The team undertakes a thorough and constant self-assessment which includes:

  • Identifying challenges and opportunities with regard to equality, diversity and inclusion, and responding to them
  • Evaluating policies, practices and activities
  • Establishing equality-based priority areas
  • Developing action plans and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of actions undertaken

Each individual feels passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion activities and is committed to making an impact within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Members of the self-assessment team

Dr Munira Raja - Chair

  • Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and Electronics, with research interests in the development of organic devices/circuits for low-cost applications  
  • School lead and member of the steering group for Athena SWAN 
  • Member of the search committee on Academic Recruitment 
  • MEng group project coordinator 
  • Member of the Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network (BAME)
  • A senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Chartered Engineer of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Sits on the Board of Studies Committee

 Ms Jane Gallagher - Charter member

  • School Management Services Team Leader 
  • Member of the Athena SWAN School SAT from the onset 
  • Family-Friendly Adviser and trained Mental Health First Aider 
  • Parent with two children, one with special needs

Dr Floriana Grasso

  • Lecturer in Computer Science 
  • Previously led Athena SWAN to a successful bronze award 
  • Deputy Director and Chair of the BOE for online MSc programmes 
  • Academic lead for Computer Science on international opportunities  
  • Parent with two teenage sons

Dr Jeffrey Ray

  • Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Research interests in the Cyber security, Natural language Processing, Big Data Machine Learning Neural Networks
  • Fellow of the higher Education Academy

Dr Kai Hoettges 

  • Lecturer in Electrical Engineering & Electronics, with research interests in the development of instruments for electrical characterization and manipulation of cells and tissues 
  • Co-founder of two spin-off companies with significant project management and manufacturing expertise 
  • Final year undergraduate project coordinator 
  • Sits on the Recruitment Committee and Faculty’s Early Career Forum 
  • Parent with two young daughters

Flávia Isabel de Araújo e Castro Alves

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  • PhD Student in the Department of Computer Science
  • Research interests in Machine Learning and Computer Vision
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Postgraduate (Research) Staff-Student Liaison Committee

Ms Alison Goodyear

  • School PGR Student Experience Administrator
  • Member of the steering group for Athena SWAN
  • Former Chartered Accountant and former Treasurer of a number of committees
  • Single parent of two children

Mrs Adele Curley

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  • School Digital Communications Officer
  • Member of UG and PG SSLC
  • Mental Health First Aider 
  • Parent to two young children with additional needs
  • Member of the Liverpool City Region Equality Panel for Disability

Ms Andrea Bainbridge

  • School Digital Communications Officer
  • Member of UG and PG SSLC

Mrs Fatma Elhouni

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • PhD student in the High-Frequency group in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Research interest in Liquid antenna designs and novel materials
  • Parent of one son

Ms Cynthia Wang

  • Project Manager
  • UK-Jiangsu World Class University Consortium
  • Twitter/LinkedIn @ukjs2020
  • ukjs2020.com

Meng Fang

  • Details to follow

Ms Safaa Fallatah

  • PhD Student in Computer Science

Dr Waleed Al-Nuaimy

  • Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering & Electronics 

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