Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee
Contact our committee lead
Dr John Tregoning
The Department of Infectious Disease was awarded an Athena Swan Silver Award in May 2021.
The mission statement of our Department is to
- build a diverse and inclusive research community
- apply excellent science and develop new approaches to address the unmet clinical needs for the control of infectious disease, both here in the UK and internationally
The Department of Infectious Disease’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee has a wide remit and aims to support all staff by engaging across College and beyond on issues including Race Equality, Disability and LGBT matters. The Athena SWAN self-assessment team is embedded in the EDI committee and we are committed to upholding the Athena SWAN Charter.
One of the priorities is to recruit fellows from more diverse backgrounds – please see our Fellowship advice webpage for more information.
Integral to EDI is continuing to improve the workplace culture of the department and we are looking to undertake initiatives to increase inclusivity.
Meet our committee members
Learn more about some of the individuals who make up our Departmental EDI committee.
Learn more about Ruth Tipples, who was profiled as part of the Women at Imperial 2020 campaign
Dr Carol Sheppard
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Dr Avinash Shenoy
As part of our Staff Profile series, we spoke to Dr Avinash Shenoy about his role as a Senior Lecturer in the MRC CMBI.
Dr Sharron Stubbs
As part of our Staff Profile series, we spoke to Dr Sharron Stubbs about her role as the Department’s Senior Laboratory Manager
Dr Fadil Bidmos
Dr Fadil Bidmos, Advanced Research Fellow, was profiled as part of the College's 2018 Black History Month campaign.
Dr Katrina Pollock
We spoke to Dr Katrina Pollock as part of our Staff Profile series about the challenges of being a clinical academic and the focus of her research.
Mentoring at Imperial
Mentoring is a widely used development tool that has proved to have a beneficial impact on effectiveness, confidence and career advancement.