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Diversity champions

The role of a champion is to act as a role model and spokesperson for their area, and for diversity and inclusion in general.

We have diversity champions at University Executive Board (UEB) level who act as role models and spokespersons for their areas. Our UEB diversity champions take responsibility for identifying and raising potential diversity and inclusion-related issues in meetings and discussions across the University. They work with the Deans for Diversity and Inclusion, network groups and Reading University Students' Union officers.

We also have diversity leads within our individual schools and functions.

UEB Diversity champions

Gender and marriage



Religion and Belief



Maternity and Parental Leave

School and function leads

Agriculture, Policy and Development

  • Dr Alice Mauchline
  • Dr Andrew Ainslie

Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science

  • Dr Gundula Mueldner

Arts and Communication Design

  • Dr Lisa Woynarski
  • Lucy Tyler

Biological Sciences

  • Dr Dyan Sellayah
  • Dr Chris Jones
  • Dr Lizzy Lander

Built Environment

  • Dr Carolina Vasilikou
  • Dr Dragana Nikolic

Campus Commerce

  • Fi Evans
  • Dereck St Clair

Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

  • Vacant

To find out more visit the School's Athena SWAN committee page.


  • Janis Pich

Henley Business School

  • Dr Naeema Pasha


  • Dr Heike Schmidt

Institute of Education

  • Dr Yota Dimitriadi
  • Marc Jacobs

International Study and Language Institute

  • Dr Carrie Zhang
  • Laura Miles

Language and Literature

  • Dr Sue Walsh


  • Dr Bolanle Adebola


  • Tim Chapman

Marketing, Communications and Engagement

  • Santosh Sinha

Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences

  • Professor Chris Scott

To find out more visit the School's equality and diversity committee page.

Politics, Economics and International Relations

  • Dr Sarah von Billerbeck
  • Dr Sam Rawlings

Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

  • Dr Lorella Lepore

Research Services

  • Dr Anthony Atkin

Technical Services

  • Karen Henderson