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Committee members

Updated Oct 2023

 Committee members
 Fazil Baksh (Chair) Maths and Statistics academic staff
 Laura Baker NCAS research scientist
 Claire Bulgin Meteorology research assistant
 Peter Chamberlain Maths and Statistics academic staff
 Andrew Charlton-Perez Head of School
 Omduth Coceal Meteorology research fellow
 Natalie Harvey Meteorology research staff
 Luis Patino Computer Science academic staff
 Nikos Katzourakis Maths and Statistics academic staff
 Oscar Martinez-Alvarado NCAS research scientist
 Jon Robson NCAS senior research scientist
 Sukhi Sanghera School manager
 Sugata Mondal Maths and Statistics academic staff
 Joy Singarayer Meteorology, Head of Department
 Calvin Smith Maths and Statistics academic staff
 Robin Smith NCAS academic staff
 Sadaf Jafri Scenario, Meteorology
 Robin Hunter School health and safety manager
 Debbie Turner (secretary) School executive support
 Gwyneth Matthews PhD student, Meteorology
 Paul Williams Meteorology academic staff


Committee mission

The mission of our Equality and Diversity Committee is to provide an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to succeed independently of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected characteristic as defined in the Equality Act (2010). The committee advises on priorities for action across the school, ensure benefits from equality and diversity actions are embedded in policies and practice, and ensure that our proposed activities align with other institutional strategies and priorities.


Committee terms of reference

Updated October 2014

  • Assess the School's position in relation to Equality and Diversity principles
  • Co-ordinate effort and monitor progress towards recognition at the Athena SWAN Charter at Gold level
  • Advise on priorities for action by examining data and other evidence for Equality and Diversity
  • Ensure benefits from related activity and plans are sustainable, embedded in policies and practices
  • Ensure proposed activities and plans align with other institutional strategies, priorities and policies
  • Communicate progress and highlight achievements both internally and externally
  • Expect to engage with other charter marks when these come online, such as Stonewall and the Race Equality Chartermark
  • Hold two meetings per term to discuss and implement these actions