The School of Optometry & Vision Science aims to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all staff and students regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, socio-economic background, sexual orientation or gender identification. We believe that staff and students ought to be able to enjoy their time with us without experiencing any sense of alienation or ill-treatment at the hands of either staff or fellow students in the university. As such, the school strongly supports and adheres to UNSW’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Policy in regard to these matters.

SOVS Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee


Committee Member  Representing Special Interests

Professor Mark Willcox  

Academic staff  


Dr Revathy Mani

Education focused academic staff

Female leadership and gender violence

Dr Parthu Kalaiselvan

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Low SES and wellbeing

Ms Katariina Pakarinen

Professional and technical staff

Low SES, wellbeing and mental health

Ms Nicola Kapo

Professional and technical staff

Gender violence,  wellbeing and mental health

Dr Simin Masoudi Academic Staff  Gender equality, cultural & linguistic diversity, Flexible working/carers

Dr Wilson Luu

Academic -Clinical Staff

Low SES, disability, mental health and wellbeing

Associate Professor Michele Madigan School Student Advisor Staff and student wellbeing, and rural students
Mr Mohammadreza Moniritilaki Higher Degree Research Students Cultural & linguistic diversity, gender equality, student access and equity, flexible working/carers, gender violence
Ms Xiaona Ping Higher Degree Research Students Mental health, female leadership, cultural & linguistic diversity
Mst Umme Laila Urmi Higher Degree Research Students Female leadership, wellbeing, ental health, flexible working/carers, cultural & linguistic diversity, student access and equity
Ms Lisa Feng Academic - Clinical Staff Mental health, student access and equity, wellbeing, low SES and wellbeing
Mr Justin McNamara Undergraduate Students/ Master of Clinical Optometry Students Mental health and wellbeing, rural students, and low SES

The school liaison person for any equity diversity or inclusion issues is Professor Mark Willcox (ph. +61 2 9065 5394), who will refer the issue where indicated to an appropriate committee member.