Equity diversity & inclusion

Inclusion of students with disability at UNSW

UNSW Engineering is committed to providing a supportive, equitable and inclusive environment where all staff and students can thrive. The Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee was established to drive this diversity agenda by facilitating, supporting and creating new initiatives, guidelines and activities and reviewing the progress of our equity and diversity goals.

UNSW Engineering EDI Strategy 2023-2027

We are excited and encouraged at the manner with which many within our Faculty, and UNSW more broadly, have already engaged in the development of this strategy and are delighted to present our White Paper: Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy 2023-2027.

EDI News

The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Team with Committees

  • Rita Henderson 

    Professor / Deputy Dean Societal Impact & Translation

    Rm 516a, Hilmer Building

    School of Chemical Engineering

    (+61 2) 9385 5383

    r.henderson@unsw.edu.au 

    Tyson Namok

    Program Officer (Indigenous Engagement)

    t.namok@unsw.edu.au

    Bodean Hedwards

    Social Impact Partnerships Lead

    b.hedwards@unsw.edu.au

    Laura Hibbert

    Program Manager (Student Equity)

    laura.hibbert@unsw.edu.au

      • Rita Henderson / Chair (Associate Dean Equity & Diversity, School of Chemical Engineering)
      • Wendy Greenhalgh (Human Resources Business Partner, UNSW Engineering)
      • Abdallah Saffidine (Lecturer and EDI Officer, School of Computer Science and Engineering)
      • Arne Laucht (Scientia Senior Lecturer and EDI Officer, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications)
      • Asal Bidarmaghz (Lecturer and EDI Officer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
      • Debbie Vadasz (Women in Engineering Manager)
      • Dorna Esrafilzadeh (Senior Lecturer and EDI Officer, School of Biomedical Engineering)
      • Jayashree Arcot (Associate Professor and EDI Officer, School of Chemical Engineering)
      • Kristen Splinter (Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Representative – Women in Research Network)
      • Mahmood Sadat-Noori (Early Career Academic Network Representative and Lecturer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
      • Seher Ata (Associate Professor and EDI Officer, School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering)
      • Sonya Brown (Senior Lecturer and EDI Officer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
      • Stephen Foster (Acting Dean, UNSW Engineering)
      • Deepak Mishra (ARC DECRA Fellow, Senior Research Associate, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications)
      • Mahesh Suryawanshi (ARC DECRA Fellow & Lecturer)
      • Kristen Splinter / Chair (Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Representative – Women in Research Network)
      • Julien Epps (Head of School, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunication)
      • Nadine Marcus (Associate Professor, School of  Computer Science & Engineering)
      • Deepak Mishra (Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow,School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunication)
      • Xiaoyang Wang (Lecturer, School of Computer Science & Engineering)
      • Sasha Vassar (Lecturer, School of Computer Science & Engineering)
      • Julie Hatzi (Faculty Operations Manager, Engineering Operations)
      • Chasna Harper (TSA Officer, Engineering School Shared Services)
      • Ismet Canbulat (Head of School, School of Minerals and Energy Resources)
      • Rita Henderson / Chair (Associate Dean Equity & Diversity, School of Chemical Engineering)
      • Shiva Abdoli (Lecturer, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering)
      • Jayashree Arcot (Associate Professor and EDI Officer, School of Chemical Engineering)
      • Andrew Dansie (Senior Lecturer, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering)
      • Rong Deng (Postdoctoral Fellow, School of PV & Renewable Energy)
      • Lucian Hiss (Faculty Executive Director, Engineering Executive)
      • Greg Leslie (Profssor, School of Chemical Engineering)
      • Luca Modenese (Senior Lecturer, Grad School of Biomedical Engineering)
      • Hendra Nurdin (Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunication)
      • Simit Raval (Associate Professor, School of Minerals and Energy Resources)
      • Tommy Wiedmann  (Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering)
      • Raveen De Silva - ( Lecturer (EF), School of Computer Science & Engineering)

EDI Information

If you’re interested in learning more about equity, diversity and inclusion—and contributing to a fair and just society—UNSW has some great training opportunities available to staff and students.

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