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.

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.