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About the EDI Team

There are three main committees working on equality, diversity and inclusion issues. These are: 

  • SMD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee
  • Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team for Medicine
  • Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team for Dentistry

Effective communication is at the heart of all that we do. Staff working in the School of Medicine and Dentistry receive a monthly Equality, Diversity and Inclusion newsletter from the Chair and co-Chair of our EDI Committee, along with weekly updates and news stories in the all staff newsletter from VP for Health, Professor Steve Thornton. 

To read up on our latest research into health inequalities

These webpages are kept up to date, however please do contact Laura Simpson l.simpson@qmul.ac.uk if you would like to feed back on any content, or if you are a member of staff and wish to add content. 

You can follow our Twitter account here: @SMDequalities 

SMD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committe

Chair: Professor Sandra Eldridge

Co-Chair: Dr Riya George

Committee secretary: Im Hussain m.hussain@qmul.ac.uk 

Key documents: 

SMD EDI TOR [DOC 20KB]

Frequency of meetings: 6 times per year

Key contacts: 

Name Title Role Contact details
Megan Annetts BLSA President   UG student rep president@bartslondon.com 
Dr Helen Bintley Clinical Skills Lecturer  LGBTQ+ liaison h.bintley@qmul.ac.uk
Marissa Harris SMD Strategic HR Partner  HR lead m.harris@qmul.ac.uk 
Dr Riya George Lecturer in Clinical Communication Skills   Co-Chair of Committee, BAME Attainment Gap Research Group, IHSE rep r.george@qmul.ac.uk  
Im Hussain SMD Equality and Diversity Data Officer Secretary and Data Officer im.hussain@qmul.ac.uk 
Professor Chloe Orkin Professor of HIV Medicine Athena SWAN Chair c.orkin@qmul.ac.uk 
Mangala Patel Professor of Dental Medicine BAME Attainment Gap Research Group m.patel@qmul.ac.uk 
Laura Simpson Athena SWAN Coordinator

EDI webpage editor

Athena SWAN liaison

l.simpson@qmul.ac.uk 
Sabari Vallath  Deputy Institute Manager  Barts Cancer Institute rep sabari.vallath@qmul.ac.uk  
Tania Maffucci  Senior Lecturer Blizard Institute rep t.maffucci@qmul.ac.uk  
Aylin Baysan Clinical Reader in Cariology in relation to MID Institute of Dentistry rep a.baysan@qmul.ac.uk
Shahrar Ali Assistant Institute Manager (Quality and Research) Institute of Health Sciences Education rep shahrar.ali@qmul.ac.uk
Farzena Khanom PA/Administrator Institute of Population Health Science rep farzena.khanom@qmul.ac.uk
Shafaq Sikandar  Lecturer in Sensory Biology
William Harvey Research Institute rep
s.sikandar@qmul.ac.uk  
Rehana Patel  Academic PG Programmes Manager  Wolfson Institute rep rehana.patel@qmul.ac.uk  

 

Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team for Medicine

Chair: Professor Chloe Orkin

Vice-Chair: Natalie McCloskey n.mccloskey@qmul.ac.uk 

Athena SWAN Coordinator: Laura Simpson l.simpson@qmul.ac.uk 

Key documents: 

Silver Athena SWAN document [PDF 6,086KB]

Athena SWAN SAT TOR [DOC 51KB]

Frequency of meetings: 6 times per year

Key contacts: 

Name Title and role Role Contact details
Chinedu Anthony Anene Post-Doctoral Researcher  Post-doc liaison a.anene@qmul.ac.uk  
Megan Annetts BLSA President  UG Student rep  president@bartslondon.com  
Sheila Olendo Barasa PhD student PG student liaison s.o.barasa@qmul.ac.uk  
Angus Cameron 

Senior Lecturer 

Shared Parental Leave, work/life balance  a.cameron@qmul.ac.uk 
Ruth Dobson

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Clinical academic liaison ruth.dobson@qmul.ac.uk 
Sandra Eldridge Professor  SMD EDI Committee Chair s.eldridge@qmul.ac.uk 
Dipesh Gopal Academic Clinical Fellow  Communications lead  d.gopal@qmul.ac.uk 
Im Hussain SMD Equality and Diversity Data Officer Data im.hussain@qmul.ac.uk 
Natalie McCloskey Institute Manager  Vice-Chair of SAT n.mccloskey@qmul.ac.uk 
Lou Metherell Professor, PI research  Academic researcher  l.a.metherell@qmul.ac.uk 
Elizabeth Micakovic EA to VP (maternity leave) VP Health liaison e.micakovic@qmul.ac.uk 
Jaya Rajamanie  Centre Manager  PS liaison  j.rajamanie@qmul.ac.uk 
Laura Simpson  Athena SWAN Coordinator  Committee secretary l.simpson@qmul.ac.uk 
Shafaq Sikander Lecturer Academic liaison  s.sikandar@qmul.ac.uk 
Nasema Uddin SMD Research Deanery Manager Research liaison nasema.uddin@qmul.ac.uk 

 

Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team for Dentistry

Chair: Dr Aylin Baysan

Athena SWAN Coordinator: Laura Simpson l.simpson@qmul.ac.uk 

Key documents: 

Institute of Dentistry 2018 Silver Award [PDF 2,600KB]

Frequency of meetings: 6 times per year

Key contacts: 

Name Title and role Role Contact details
Aylin Baysan Reader in Cariology Chair of SAT a.baysan@qmul.ac.uk  
Professor Paul Coulthard Dean for Dentistry Clinical Academic staff p.coulthard@qmul.ac.uk
Lorna Ireland Institute Manager  Professional staff liaison l.ireland@qmul.ac.uk   
Im Hussain SMD Equality and Diversity Data Officer Data officer im.hussain@qmul.ac.uk 
Laura Simpson  Athena SWAN Coordinator  Committee secretary l.simpson@qmul.ac.uk 
Samantha Matthew Assistant Institute Manager Professional staff liaison s.matthew@qmul.ac.uk