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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 Eleanor Fisher    
    • Dr Jake Bishop

    Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science

    •  Professor Steve Musson

    Arts and Communication Design

    • Dr Lisa Woynarski
    • Lucy Tyler

    Biological Sciences

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

    Built Environment

    • Dr Maria Vahdati
    • Dr Eugene Mohareb

    Campus Commerce

    • Fi Evans
    • Dereck St Clair

    Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy 

    • Dr Helen Osborn
      To find out more about the School's Athena SWAN committee please visit their website.


    • 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 Yasmine Shamma


    • Professor Alina Tryfonidou
    • Dr Bolanle Adebola  


    • Tim Chapman

    Marketing, Communications and Engagement

    • Santosh Sinha

    Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences

    • Professor Chris Scott

    To find out more about the School's equality and diversity committee please visit their website.

    Politics, Economics and International Relations

    • Dr Sarah von Billerbeck
    • Dr Sam Rawlings 

    Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

    • Professor Patricia Riddell

    Research Services

  • Dr Anthony Atkin
  • Technical Services

    • Karen Henderson

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