Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

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.


The SOVS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee comprises:


Prof Mark Willcox                   academic staff                       LGBTIQ community                                                        

Dr Ajay Vijay Kumar              academic staff                       Gender violence and disability groups

Ms Ivy Kol                               undergraduate students         Females in leadership and gender

Dr Anne Barnes                       professional and                     LGBTIQ and disability                                                                                                       technical staff                       groups

Ms Tracy Kane                       professional and                   flexible working/carers responsibilities
                                                   technical staff

Ms Jessie Huang                       postgraduate students           groups from international                                                                                                                                              backgrounds

The School liaison person for any equity, diversity or inclusion issues is Professor Mark Willcox (m.willcox@unsw.edu.au, ph. 9385 4164), who will refer the issue where indicated to an appropriate committee member.

Dated: 26/6/19