Imperial’s reputation as an international centre of research and teaching excellence has been built upon the achievements of diverse staff working over many decades. Within the Department of Computing, we take pride in the diversity of our staff and students and recognise that a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives is essential in driving innovation forward.

Diversity is positively encouraged and embedded within our teaching and learning strategy. As well as an active Women in Computing group, Computing society (DoCSoc) and newly formed LGBTQ+ Allies Network, we have an Equality, Diversity and Education Committee consisting of undergraduate and postgraduate representatives, academics, support staff and visiting members from across Faculty who are dedicated to bringing about positive change.

We actively promote a friendly and inclusive culture and believe that the dignity and individuality of each person should be respected. Freedom of expression and being able to be yourself at work is something that we strongly encourage, and we strive to have an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and is recognised for their contributions and talents.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the Department of Computing please contact Dr Jackie Bell (Jaclyn.bell@imperial.ac.uk)

Mental Health Support and Information

The Department of Computing supports the wellbeing of all of its staff and students. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged and there is a positive attitude towards flexible working. Flexible working provides employees with a degree of flexibility on how long for, where, and at what time they work.

To read more about College services, health facilities and flexible working, staff and students are advised to visit the Health and Wellbeing intranet page.

Time to Change

The College has signed up to the Time to Change pledge with a commitment to raise awareness of mental health issues and enhance the mental wellbeing of the Imperial community. You can find out more about the Time to Change pledge and the steps Imperial are taking to drive long term change in the Imperial College Time To Change Action Plan.

The Department of Computing has a number of Mental Health First Aiders. 

Mental Health First Aiders

  • Dr Maria Valera-Espina

    Ms Teresa Carbajo Garcia

    Personal details

    Dr Maria Valera-Espina Senior Tutor and Teaching Fellow

    Role

    Mental Health First Aider

    Location

    373, Huxley Building

  • Mr Gavin Seegoolam

    Mr Gavin Seegoolam

    Personal details

    Mr Gavin Seegoolam e-Halls Software Engineer

    Role

    Mental Health First Aider

    Location

    344, Huxley Building

  • Mr Huaqi Qiu

    Mr Huaqi Qiu

    Personal details

    Mr Huaqi Qiu Research Assistant

    Role

    Mental Health First Aider

    Location

    347, Huxley Building

  • Ms Anne O’Neill

    Ms Anne O’Neill

    Personal details

    Ms Anne O’Neill Department Operations Manager

    Role

    Mental Health First Aider

    Location

    561, Huxley Building 

  • Ms Teresa Carbajo Garcia

    Ms Teresa Carbajo Garcia

    Personal details

    Ms Teresa Carbajo Garcia Research Group Officer

    Role

    Mental Health First Aider

    Location

    453, Huxley Building