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|
|Dr Revathy Mani||Education focussed academic staff||Female leadership and gender violence|
|Dr Parthu Kalaiselvan||Postdoctoral Research Fellows||Low SES and wellbeing|
|Ms Karuna Darvesh||Undergraduate/Master of Clinical Optometry students||Female leadership and low SES|
|Ms Tracy Kane||Professional and technical staff||Flexible working and carers responsibilities|
|Ms Nicola Kapo||Professional and technical staff||Gender violence and wellbeing|
|Ms Emilie Ross||Clinical staff||Gender equity and wellbeing|
|Ms Madeeha Afzal||Postgraduate students||International students|
|Ms Azadeh Tavakoli||Postgraduate students||Cultural inclusion|
|Mr Wilson Luu||Postgraduate students||Low SES, disability, mental health and wellbeing|
|Mr Binod Rayamajhee||Postgraduate students||Low SES, social mobility and wellbeing|
The School liaison person for any equity, diversity or inclusion issues is Professor Mark Willcox (ph. +61 2 9065 5394), who will refer the issue where indicated to an appropriate committee member.