Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group within Life Sciences

Responsible for ensuring a coordinated approach to all our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) activities and driving forward actions in support of enhancing our diversity and inclusion.

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The SLS-wide Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee is formed from volunteers plus former Athena Swan committee members to cover all aspects of diversity and inclusion. ​

The overall aim of the group will be to create an inclusive, supportive, diverse community where everyone feels able to contribute to the best of their ability. They hope to achieve this by:​

  • seeking out and engaging with all in our community​
  • identifying challenges​
  • implementing positive change ​
  • increasing EDI engagement through effective communication​

ED&I Committee

Name Role Email
Zoe Hirons Research Administration Lead Z.Hirons@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Kasper Rasmussen Principal Investigator k.d.rasmussen@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Helge Dorfmueller Principal Investigator/Senior Lecturer H.C.Z.Dorfmueller@dundee.ac.uk
Monica Robertson LABSe Technical Services Lead and H and S Officer m.lacey@dundee.ac.uk
Professor Inke Nathke Professor, Associate Dean for Professional Culture i.s.nathke@dundee.ac.uk
Professor Geoffrey Barton Professor g.j.barton@dundee.ac.uk
Viviene Gibson Reward and Recognition Manager V.L.Gibson@dundee.ac.uk
Neil Bowie Business Change Manager n.r.bowie@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Sarah McKim Principal Investigator s.mckim@dundee.ac.uk
Debbie Tarver Executive Administrator and Team Leader d.tarver@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Ananya Kar Senior Research Associate a.kar@dundee.ac.uk
George Simmonds Equality and Diversity Officer gsimmonds001@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Leeanne McGurk Principal Investigator lmcgurk001@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Catharine Goddard General Manager C.A.Goddard@dundee.ac.uk
Professor John Rouse Scientific Programme Leader (MRC) j.rouse@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Sharon Matthews Lecturer S.Matthews@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Louise Stanley Head of Strategy and Specialist Facilities l.z.stanley@dundee.ac.uk
Professor Gopal Sapkota Professor G.Sapkota@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Stephen Land Reader, Academic Regional Lead for Middle East and North Africa s.c.land@dundee.ac.uk
Lesley-Anne Pearson Senior Biologist l.a.z.pearson@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Virginia De Cesare Principal Investigator v.decesare@dundee.ac.uk
Linda Cunningham School Office Executive Support Assistant / PA SLS-SchoolOffice-Admin@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Adrien Rousseau Principal Investigator/Senior Lecturer a.rousseau@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Melissa D'Ascenzio Senior Lecturer m.dascenzio@dundee.ac.uk
Nicola Goodman Technical Scientist n.goodman@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Leeanne McGurk Principal Investigator lmcgurk001@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Danielle Smyth Postdoctoral Research Fellow dsmyth001@dundee.ac.uk
Owen Adams School Manager oadams001@dundee.ac.uk
Kirsty Forbes School Office Executive Support Assistant / PA kforbes002@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Logesvaran Krshnan Postdoctoral Research Assistant lkrshnan001@dundee.ac.uk
Svetlana Bodolica Senior People Partner sbodolica001@dundee.ac.uk
Cameron Naylor PhD Student 170001747@dundee.ac.uk
Banga Liepute Student 2454624@dundee.ac.uk

Undergraduate and postgraduate student representation

Christa Baker – PhD Representative 

Undergraduate Athena Swan Committee

Contact us

SLS Athena Swan Team: SLS-AthenaSWAN@dundee.ac.uk 

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