The EDI committee

The Grantham Institute EDI committee established itself in 2019. The committee meets on a monthly basis and comprises the following people:

EDI Committee

Sarah Achaichia

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Sarah Achaichia
Project Officer at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation

Rosa Salazar Benazar

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Rosa Salazar Benazar
Communications Coordinator at the centre for climate change innovation

Emma Bowman

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Emma Bowman
Director of Operations at the Grantham Institute

Naveed Chaudhry

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Naveed Chaudhry
Co-Founder & Head of The Greenhouse at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation

Gosia Gayer

Gosia Gayer

Gosia Gayer
Institute Administrator and Personal Assistant to Grantham Co-Directors

Christiane Morgan

Christiane Morgan

Christiane Morgan
Doctoral Training Coordinator

Katrine Petersen

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Katrine Petersen
Campaign Manager - Climate Change Narratives

Dr Laila Read

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Dr Laila Read
Project Manager

Rhea Samra

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Rhea Samra
Personal and Administrative Assistant: Business and Policy

Postgraduate researchers

Upcoming meetings and minutes

Minutes from previous meetings (available to Grantham Institute staff only):

Upcoming committee meeting dates will be added soon.

If you would like to attend one of our monthly committee meetings please get in contact with the committee chair, Emma Bowman at e.bowman@imperial.ac.uk.

Individual commitments by staff and students

  • Professor Martin Siegert is co-Chair of the UK Diversity in Polar Science Initiative (DiPSI).
  • Professor Richard Templer is Chair of the Chemistry Department’s Recruitment working group.
  • Dr Andreas Kafizas is Chair of the EDI board for the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN).
  • Dr Bonnie Waring is a mentor through the Women In Soil Ecology program.
  • Dr Yves Plancherel is a member of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering Mental Health Awareness Team.
  • Gosia Gayer is a Mental Health First Aider.
  • Rosa Salazar Benazar is a member of Able@Imperial, Imperial as One, and a member of Chevening alumni alliance Sustainability Network.
  • Simon Levey helped the Imperial600 LGBT+ Staff Network to establish a reverse mentoring programme whereby senior staff can benefit from regular meetings with someone from a minority group at the College. Simon is co-investigator of a project to establish stakeholder mapping and relationships with groups that cross-sect environmental interests and minority characteristics, which won funding from Imperial’s EDI Centre Seed Fund.
  • Anne Houston attended UKCGE International Conference on Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers.
  • Professor Sir Brian Hoskins spoke at an LGBT+ History Month 2021 event about climate change for the Imperial600 LGBT+ Staff Network, as part of a panel discussion “The other big issue in the room (Imperial access only)” that focused on climate change and workplace inclusivity for LGBT+ people.

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch, please email our EDI committee Chair Emma Bowman at e.bowman@imperial.ac.uk