The Medicine & Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee (MHEDIC) provides strategic direction and leadership aligned with our faculty’s Health 25 Strategy and UNSW’s 2025 Strategy.

MHEDIC includes academic and professional staff and students from across the faculty. MHEDIC supports networks on gender equity, cultural diversity, LGBTIQA+ inclusion, flexible working, supporting staff and students with all abilities, access and equity,  Indigenous staff and students.

We work directly with students and staff to develop a culture that embraces equity and respect through accessing relevant policies, and developing strategic initiatives, training and events. We seek to ensure that the principles of integrity, equity, diversity and inclusion are effectively embedded at every level of faculty. 

The terms of reference for MHEDIC include overseeing the implementation of UNSW Medicine & Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy across the faculty’s schools, centres and institutes. This will ensure the faculty’s EDI Plan and the governance of MHEDIC supports UNSW’s 2025 Strategy and aligns with the objectives of the UNSW EDI Board.

Our aims are to identify actions and initiatives to help achieve the faculty’s EDI targets, including an ongoing evaluation of our progress, providing a forum for discussion of EDI issues within the faculty and contributing to the communication and reinforcement of shared values around EDI which supports our culture of inclusiveness within the faculty.

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    Chair of MHEDIC

    Professor
    School of Population Health

    xiaoqi.feng@unsw.edu.au

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    Equity & Diversity Manager

    Medicine Faculty Admin

    m.colbert@unsw.edu.au

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    Gender Equity Co Lead

    Research Fellow
    The Kirby Institute

    cahlenstiel@kirby.unsw.edu.au

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    Cultural & Linguistic Diversity Co Lead

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Clinical Medicine

    h.azer@unsw.edu.au

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    Ability Co Lead

    HDR Coordinator
    Medicine Research Support

    anne.barnes@unsw.edu.au

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    Family Co Lead

    Lecturer
    School of Anatomy

    christina.byun@unsw.edu.au

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    Gender Equity Co Lead

    Head of Teaching, Physiology
    School of Biomedical Sciences

    j.cederholm@unsw.edu.au

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    Cultural & Linguistic Diversity Co Lead

    Discipline Manager, Psychiatry
    School of Clinical Medicine

    a.kiaos@unsw.edu.au

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    Cultural & Linguistic Diversity Co Lead

    Associate Professor
    School of Health Sciences

    michael.lee8@unsw.edu.au

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    Family Co Lead

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Biomedical Sciences

    n.marden@unsw.edu.au

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    LGBTIQA+ Co Lead

    Research Development Manager
    Medicine Research Support

    s.mcallery@unsw.edu.au

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    Student Access and Equity Co Lead

    Student Experience Officer
    Education & Student Experience

    g.mckay@unsw.edu.au

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    Student Access and Equity Co Lead

    Lecturer
    School of Health Sciences

    paulo.silvapelicioni@unsw.edu.au

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    Indigenous Student Co Lead

    Education Support Office
    The Office of Medical Education

    f.zahra@unsw.edu.au

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    LGBTIQA+ Co Lead

    Senior Lecturer
    The Kirby Institute

    cphetsouphanh@kirby.unsw.edu.au

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    Ability Co Lead

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Anatomy

    d.sturnieks@unsw.edu.au

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    Family Co Lead

    Research Fellow
    National Drug & Alcohol Research

    danielle.tran@unsw.edu.au

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    MHEDIC Member

    Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences

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    MHEDIC Member

    Associate Professor
    School of Population Health

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    Faculty Executive Director
    Medicine Faculty Admin

    Portrait of Dr Rachael Cvejic
    WiRN Rep

    Senior Lecturer
    Dept of Dev Disability, Neuro

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    MHEDIC Member

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Molecular Medicine

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    MHEDIC Member

    Administrator (Curriculum RCC)
    Greater Murray Division

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    MHEDIC Member

    Lecturer
    School of Anatomy

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    Nicola Kapo
    MHEDIC Member

    Project Officer
    School of Optometry

    MHEDIC Member

    Administrator (Curriculum RCC)
    Greater Murray Division

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    Fatima Iqbal - School of Optometry and Vision Science
    WiRN Rep

    Postgraduate Research Student
    School of Optometry

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    MHEDIC Member

    Lecturer
    School of Optometry

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    HR Business Partner

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    Wellbeing Officer
    Medicine Faculty Admin

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    MHEDIC Member

    Acting Dean
    Medicine Faculty Admin

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    MHEDIC Member

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    School of Optometry

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    Senior Lecturer 
    School of Health Sciences

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    MHEDIC Student Reps

    2024-1-Alexandria-Cung
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    Student Rep (MedSoc)

    2024-1-Fiona-Gold
    MHEDIC Member

    Student Rep (SoVS)

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    MHEDIC Member

    Student Rep (SoHS)

    2024-1-Aidan-Tharmarajah
    MHEDIC Member

    Student Rep (MedSoc)

        • Anne Barnes
        • Daina Sturnieks
        • Sharnte Cannon
        • Rachael Cvejic
        • Sonia Isaacs
        • Rosie Lipscomb
        • Nicola Kapo
        • Lamia Nureen
        • Ari Patison
        • Husna Razee
        • Janelle Weise
        • Heba Azer
        • Anna Kiaos
        • Michael Lee
      • If you are interested in joining the network, please email edimedicine@unsw.edu.au

        • Chantelle Ahlenstiel
        • Jennie Cederholm
        • Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan
        • Jennie Cederholm
        • Verity Chadwick
        • Marianne Colbert
        • Steffen Docken
        • Nida ul Fatima
        • Bill Giannakopoulos
        • Tracey Good
        • Gurpreet Hansra
        • Celine Heu
        • Sradha Kotwal
        • Jane Kohlhoff
        • Jess Macer-Wright
        • Angelica Merlot
        • Milou van Oostrum
        • Lisa Sharwood
        • Silas Taylor
        • Julie Thoms
        • Ajay Vijay
        • Ruth Wells
        • Lauren Wang
        • Shafagh Waters
        • Jisoo Yoon
        • Hannah Yuan
        • Ye Zhang
        • Christina Byun
        • Nicole Marden
        • Duong (Danielle) Tran
      • This is a newly formed Network in 2023. If you are interested in joining the network, please email edimedicine@unsw.edu.au

        • Chansavath Phetsouphanh
        • Sam McAllery
        • Sasha Bailey
        • Ian Burton
        • Sue Britton
        • Patrick Hawker
        • Sujith Kumar
        • Bridget Haire
        • Jerrica Kuan
        • Aziz Lawandos
        • Deshan Sebaratnam
        • Kalli Spencer
        • Genevieve McKay
        • Paulo Silva Pelicioni
      • This is a newly formed Network in 2023. If you are interested in joining the network, please email edimedicine@unsw.edu.au

EDI Information

If you are interested in learning more about equity, diversity and inclusion – and contributing to developing a safer and more inclusive community,

UNSW has some great training opportunity available to staff and students. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact: edimedicine@unsw.edu.au