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School of Mathematical Sciences

EDI Committee Members

Committee members

  • Prof Claudia Garetto (EDI Committee Chair and Athena SWAN Champion)  
  • Navid Nabijou (Deputy EDI Committee Chair)
  • Dr Natasha Blitvic (Staff Disability Liaison)
  • David Boyle (School Manager)
  • Natalie Farrow (Marketing and Communications Officer)
  • Dr Matthew Fayers (Deputy Head of School)
  • Dr Alex Fink (Academic Staff Representative)
  • Kieran Hayde (Student Recruitment Marketing Manager)
  • Maryam Hosseini (Postdoctoral Research Assistant)
  • Zain Ahmed Kapadia (PhD student)
  • Prof Boris Khoruzhenko (Head of School)
  • Jordan Marajh (PhD student)
  • Adam Onus (PhD student)
  • María Fernanda Pintado Serrano (PhD student)
  • Dr Lubna Shaheen (Foundation Representative)
  • Dr Juan Valiente-Kroon (Director of Research)
  • Dr Mark Walters (Director of Education)
  • Dr Reem Yassawi (Director of Graduate Studies)

The committee meetings, agenda and meetings are open to all staff. Undergraduate representatives are also invited to attend.

Areas of responsibility

Area of responsibility


Description of the area of responsibility

Governance and policies

Claudia Garetto

Clearly define EDIC roles and facilitate a smooth transition of EDIC roles; ensure actions are relevant and reviewed regularly; web presence. Ensure all staff benefit from the positive actions of EDIC; build an inclusive environment; celebrate success.

Data collection and analysis

Navid Nabijou

Improve staff and student data collection, including staff survey data.

Academic staff recruitment, development and progression

Boris Khoruzhenko

Support the development and progression of academic staff; facilitate gender balance at all academic levels; facilitate improved and more proactive promotion procedures; improve research support for mid-career female academics; improve fair teaching evaluation of female academics.

Professional staff recruitment, development and progression

David Boyle

Support the development of professional services staff, provide adequate training opportunities and opportunities to discuss career progression; recognise and reward excellent performance; improve communication and clarity about the bonus scheme; ensure there are adequate opportunities for all professional services staff to demonstrate excellent performance.

UG/PGT student recruitment and career support

Mark Walters

Attract, support and retain undergraduate students; increase proportion of our students on MSc programmes; support BAME students and reduce the BAME attainment gap.

Attract, support and retain taught postgraduate students; increase the proportion of female postgraduate taught students.

PGR student recruitment and career development

Reem Yassawi

Attract, support and retain postgraduate students; increase the proportion of female postgraduate research students in mathematical sciences.

PDRA recruitment and career development

Juan Valiente Kroon

Facilitate Postdoctoral Research Assistants' career progression.

Communication and marketing

Natalie Farrow

Improve communications of EDIC and raise awareness of staff initiatives; develop the EDIC web pages; ensure appropriate representation of all groups in our marketing and promotional material.

Please feel free to contact any committee member with your questions or comments on equality and diversity within the School.

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