Meet the teams

EDI committee

The aim of our Equality and Diversity Committee is to provide an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to succeed regardless of the status of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

The committee:

•    advises on priorities for equality and diversity actions across the school
•    reviews progress against specific sets of actions
•    provides recommendations for improvement and revision of actions
•    ensures that the proposed actions align with other institutional strategies and priorities
•    communicates equality and diversity policies in the school and the university  
•    monitors the consistency in application of school and university-wide policies
•    keeps the school informed and updated on university-wide policies

The committee membership is reviewed annually and the current team is:

Dr Sara Jabbari, EDI Lead

Professor Olga Maleva, Gender Equality Lead
Rahma Abdulahi, (PGR Rep)
Dr Yin Hoon Chew, (Research/Teaching Fellow Rep)
Dr Amarja Kathapurkar, (Research/Teaching Fellow Rep)
Dr Omar Kidwai, (Research/Teaching Fellow Rep)
Dr David Leppinen
Dr Panayiota Touloupou (J-BJI rep)

Athena SWAN committee

School of Mathematics Athena Swan lead, Dr Olga Maleva

The current team is:

Student EDI representatives

Group of equality, diversity and inclusion student reps

  • Jazmine Baxter
  • Ishan Bhakta
  • Tatiana Bonoeva
  • Chloe Jackson
  • Kamiyla Robinson-Pascal
  • Howard Man

Staff networks

The University of Birmingham has a number of staff networks that are run independently by staff from across the University and provide a supportive environment for staff to discuss common issues and concerns. The networks also act in an advisory role to the University through the Equality Executive Group (our senior equality body) and are supported by the Equality & Diversity Team.  More details about these networks can be found on the staff networks intranet page.