Structure & Governance

The EDI team comprises a range of business units, networks and institutes to support a wide range of equity cohorts and initiatives.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Inclusion

Professor Bruce Watson

Professor Bruce Watson has a diverse research and teaching background in sustainable futures, design studio learning and teaching, and most recently higher education management and policy. He leads Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UNSW.

Access, Equity & Inclusion

Mary Teague

Improving access to higher education for students from under-represented backgrounds through research, partnerships and outreach and creating a welcoming and diverse community at UNSW where everyone can participate fairly in a safe and respectful environment.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li

Ruth McCausland

A community-led partnership between the Dharriwaa Elders Group and UNSW working to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based initiatives, research and capacity building.

UNSW Disability Innovation Institute

Jackie Leach Scully

Leading disability-inclusive ways of working by connecting researchers and educators with lived experience of disability to improve engagement practices at UNSW.


Kristy Oberg

Supporting the operational needs, ensuring initiatives are governed, work is visible and EDI principles always underpin the University’s conduct.

The EDI Board

UNSW’s Equity Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Board supports organisational change to enable the University to be a leading exemplar in diversity and inclusion. The University’s Leadership Team and the EDI Staff Consultative Group play an integral part in driving this change, meeting quarterly to prioritise initiatives that can improve equity and diversity for students and staff and reviews progress of diversity goals against the plans and targets set by the University, Faculties and Divisions. 

Find out more about us


Under UNSW’s Strategy 2025 Vision for Social Impact, EDI continues to work to shape and progress a just society by mobilising our community’s expertise to lead debate, sustainably address global challenges, and foster equity, diversity and inclusion.

Our Team

We work with the whole UNSW community to embed the principles and practices of equity, diversity and inclusion across our campuses.

Awards, Grants & Memberships

UNSW has achieved recognition in a range of industry awards and programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion.