The Equality and Diversity Group (EDG)
The Schools Equality and Diversity Group (EDG) is the proactive committee established to monitor, implement, and promote E&D in the School of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh and in the wider Community. The EDG gathers the information required to renew our AS Award and meets quarterly to discuss these data. The EDG presents all E&D data to the School Committees so that actions are implemented efficiently.
The EDG is a diverse committee of staff (research and academic) and students (undergraduate and postgraduate, taught and research).
- The EDG is spearheaded by the E&D Convener and recent winner of the Head of College prize for Inclusion and Diversity, Dr Stephen Moggach.
- Academic members include: Professor Colin Pulham (Head of School), Professor Eleanor Campbell FRS, Dr Carole Morrison, Dr J. Olof Johansson, Dr Jenny Bos, Dr Michael Seery and Dr Paul Lusby.
- Support staff members include: Mr Philip McDonald and Ms Denise Wilson.
- Student members include: Dr Alba Collado Martinez (Postdoctoral Researcher), Dr Ruth Dooley (Postdoctoral Researcher), Mr Justin Elliot (Postgraduate Student), Ms Claire Hobday (3rd Year PhD), Miss Katie Grant (Undergraduate) and Ms Sally Vanden-Hehir (1st Year PhD).
The committee members cover a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. These include dual-career families and partnerships (the partner does not necessarily have a STEMM background), balancing home responsibilities and work (part-time or flexible working hours), experience in the promotions process within the School of Chemistry, experience in other academic institutions and industries in the UK and internationally, and covers all levels and responsibilities in the department (undergraduate to senior levels).
Diversity in the committee is key to fair representation in the School. All new members are welcome to join.