Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Professor Eileen Baldry<br/>Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Eileen Baldry (BA, DipEd, MWP, PhD, FASSA) is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Criminology at UNSW Sydney. Professor Baldry has held senior positions in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, serving as Interim Dean, Associate Dean Education and Deputy Dean and is appointed the first female Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UNSW.

Professor Baldry has taught social policy, social development and criminology over the past 30 years. Her research and publications focus on social justice and include mental health and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system; criminalised women and Indigenous Australian women and youth; education, training and employment for prisoners and ex-prisoners; homelessness and transition from prison; Indigenous justice; Indigenous social work; community development and social housing; and disability services.

Professor Baldry has been and is a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council (ARC), NH&MRC, AHURI and other grants over the past 25 years. She has been involved in a voluntary capacity with a number of development and justice community organisations and is currently a Director on the Board of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).

Professor Baldry serves as Deputy Chair of the Disability Council NSW, whose role is to monitor the implementation of Government policy and advise the Minister and public authorities on emerging issues relating to people with disability.

The Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UNSW works with all staff and students across the organisation to achieve the 2025 Strategy targets around gender equity, ensuring an inclusive environment for staff and students with disability, equity in student enrolments, providing a flexible inclusive workplace, ensuring that all campuses are safe and maintaining a culturally rich and diverse-inclusive University for all staff and students.

Professor Baldry was awarded the NSW Justice Medal in 2009 and in 2016 was named in the AFR/Westpac 100 most influential women in Australia.

Kylie Brenton

Executive Assistant
Kylie Brenton
T: +612 9385 3702


Postal Address
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
UNSW Sydney
High Street
Kensington Sydney NSW 2052

Deborah Samuels

General Manager
Deborah Samuels
T: +612 9385 2205


Deborah first joined UNSW in 2008 and has been working with Eileen Baldry on the equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives since August 2016, taking on the role of Manager, Inclusion and Diversity in August 2017.


Deborah is responsible for the effective management of the Division and has oversight of the projects implemented under the A Just Society stream of the 2025 Strategy.


Prior to this role, Deborah was Executive Officer in Arts and Social Sciences, and before that in the Division of Advancement. Deborah has a BA from UNSW, and Postgraduate Diplomas in Arts Administration and Project Management.

Ursula Brown

Executive Officer
Betsy Marks
T: +612 9385 2004


Betsy joined the Office of the Deputy-Vice Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in 2018 and is responsible for providing executive support and advice to the DVC (EDI) on strategic and operational matters arising across the Division.

Renee Falvey

Project Manager
Rebecca Shuptrine
T: 0405 794 932

Rebecca is an experienced Program Manager, she first joined the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion in August 2018 after completing a 12 - month contract with the Operational Excellence Program. Rebecca is responsible for the set-up, tracking, management and reporting of all EDI projects.