The School of Optometry and Vision Science aims to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all staff and students regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, socio-economic background, sexual orientation or gender identification. We believe that staff and students ought to be able to enjoy their time with us without experiencing any sense of alienation or ill-treatment at the hands of either staff or fellow students in the University. As such, the School strongly supports and adheres to UNSW’s Equity and Diversity Policy in regard to these matters.
COMPOSITION OF COMMITTEE
The SOVS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee comprises:
COMMITTEE MEMBER REPRESENTING SPECIAL INTERESTS
Prof Mark Willcox academic staff UNSW champion for LGBTIQ community
Prof Helen Swarbrick academic staff gender and age
Ms Lowana Littlechild undergraduate students rural communities, low SES groups
Dr Anne Barnes professional and LGBTIQ and disability technical staff groups
Dr Debarun Dutta postdoctoral and early groups from international career researchers backgrounds
Ms Jessie Huang postgraduate students groups from international backgrounds
The School liaison person for any equity, diversity or inclusion issues is Prof Mark Willcox (firstname.lastname@example.org, ph. 9385 4164), who will refer the issue where indicated to an appropriate committee member.