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.

EDI News

Chair

Rita Henderson

Associate Professor

Rm 522, Hilmer Building

School of Chemical Engineering

(+61 2) 9385 5383

r.henderson@unsw.edu.au 

Co-ordinator

Ruth Evatt (Project Officer - Operations Team)

Deputy Chair:

Wendy Greenhalgh (Human Resources Business Partner, UNSW Engineering)

Committee members

  • 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)
  • Fiacre Rougieux (Senior Lecturer and EDI Officer, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy 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)
  • Miao Li (HDR Representative, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications)
  • Nadeesha Pallegedera, President, WIESOC (Representative from UNSW Engineering WIESoc - Women in Engineering student society)
  • Peter Wich (Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering
  • Pierre Le Clech (Associate Professor and Deputy HoS (Engagement), School of Chemical Engineering, Member of Athena SWAN Pilot Program)
  • 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)
  • Stuart Clark (Faculty Academic Disability Advisor and Associate Professor, School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering)

School EDI Officers 

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