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.
SOVS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
|Committee Member||Representing||Special Interests|
|Professor Mark Willcox||Academic staff||LGBTIQ|
|Dr Ajay Kumar Vijay||Academic staff||Gender violence and disability|
|Ms Ivy Kol||Undergraduate/Master of Clinical Optometry students||Female leadership and gender|
|Dr Anne Barnes||Professional and technical staff||LGBTIQ and disability|
|Ms Tracy Kane||Professional and technical staff||Flexible working/carers responsibilities|
|Ms Fiona Anderson||Professional and technical staff||Indigenous|
|Ms Jessie Huang||Postgraduate students||Students/staff with international backgrounds|
The School liaison person for any equity, diversity or inclusion issues is Professor Mark Willcox (ph. +61 2 9385 4164), who will refer the issue where indicated to an appropriate committee member.