As Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) my job is to promote initiatives that celebrate the rich diversity that exists in our School and create an environment that feels inclusive to all students and staff. I feel passionately about EDI and believe that making it a dimension of our School activities will yield enormous benefits for our students and staff alike, and for those with whom we interact.
I took on the role of Associate Dean for EDI following the outstanding work of my predecessor Professor Frank Monahan. In 2019 the school was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award. This award recognizes our commitment to gender equality and our ambition to achieve gender equality in all staff and student roles and activities. My work is supported by a committed team of students and staff who are members of the School’s EDI committee.
Dr Deirdre, O’Connor, Lecturer in Resource Economics and Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The EDI Glossary provides information on terminology and language used in race equality work alongside other terms commonly used in EDI work in higher education and research.