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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

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 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