Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group

The School of Physical Sciences endeavours to be an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can flourish, excel, and realise their full potential. We will achieve this by developing strategy to tackle issues of equality, diversity and inclusion and by upholding our responsibilities under equality and diversity legislation, the principles of the Race Equality Charter, JUNO, and the Athena SWAN Charter.

Terms of Reference

  • To develop an inclusive and supportive environment across the School in which every member of staff and every student can realise their full potential
  • To develop strategy in relation to issues of equality and diversity in the School
  • To be aware of responsibilities under equality and diversity legislation.
  • To uphold the principles of the Race Equality Charter by advancing race equality and developing an active anti-racist stance
  • To implement the School’s Athena SWAN action plan and help to prepare an Athena SWAN application.


Department of Chemistry

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Department of Physics

Race Equality Officer (5/7/21 onwards), The Academy

NameRole and Department
Prof Karl Coleman Dean of the School of Physical Sciences
Prof Ronan McGrath Department of Physics
Mrs Louise Hobson Head of Operations, School of Physical Sciences
TBC School Academic Lead for Athena SWAN
Dr Gita Sedghi School Academic Lead for Equality & Diversity, Department of Chemistry
Prof Neil Berry Head of Department of Chemistry
Prof Rachel Bearon Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences
Prof Carsten Welsch Head of Department of Physics
Prof. Neil McCauley Department of Physics (Equality & Diversity Lead)
Prof Corina Constantinescu Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dr David Marti-Pete Department of Mathematical Sciences (Equality & Diversity Lead)
Dr Marco Giardiello Department of Chemistry (Equality & Diversity Lead)
Dr John Ward Department of Chemistry (Deputy Equality & Diversity Lead)
Dr Helen Cauldbeck Department of Chemistry
Dr Matt Darnley Department of Physics
Cristi Garrett School of Physical Sciences
Dr Monika Grabias-Rodriguez School of Physical Sciences
Henry Morris School of Physical Sciences
Yasmine Benjelloun Student, Department of Chemistry 
Eleanor Oulton Student, Department of Chemistry 
Amy Lunt Student, Department of Chemistry 
Rhai-Anne Etienne Student, Department of Chemistry 
Rachel Moore Student, Department of Chemistry 
Bibi Tajima Student, Department of Chemistry
Dr Christopher Culver Department of Mathematical Sciences
Anisa Malik Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Yiyi Whitchelo Student, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Aaron Farricker Department of Physics
Oscar Shedwick Student, Department of Physics 
Costas Andreopoulos Department of Physics (Equality & Diversity Lead)
Sophie Gresty Student, Department of Physics
Karishma Asher The Academy, Race Equality Officer

If you wish to raise any Equality and Diversity issues with the group please email

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