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

Hana Amer

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Hana Amer
Media & Events Officer at the Grantham Institute

Claudia Cannon

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Claudia Cannon
Communications and Marketing Officer 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

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 Bonnie Waring is a mentor through the Women In Soil Ecology program.
  • Gosia Gayer is a Mental Health First Aider.
  • 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.
  • Dr Neil Jennings is on the Trustee Board of the Reach Foundation that is trying to improve educational and life opportunities for those from the Feltham community.