Diversity Champions


The University aims to develop and enhance a fair and inclusive working and learning environment for the benefit of all.  The establishment of Diversity Champions in each School/Service is an important initiative for the University in support of this aim. 

Working in collaboration with the EDI Manager, the responsibilities of the champions is to:

  • Raise awareness of equality and diversity responsibilities within Schools/Services
  • Act as an initial point of contact on equality and diversity queries within the Schools/Services
  • To take forward matters arising within the School/Service to the EDI Committee/UEDIEC/EDI Manager as appropriate
  • To advise the EDI Officer of current projects, initiatives or research within the School/Service, in order to assist in the delivery of appropriate EDI events and initiatives
  • Play an active role in championing the University‚Äôs commitment to equality and diversity across the institution
  • Advocate on equality and diversity matters
  • Act as a conduit for information on equality initiatives and an advocate for positive change
  • Raise awareness of the equality dimension in decision making in their department
  • Actively support their School/Service in equality and diversity initiatives


Diversity Champions for Schools/Services 



Diversity Champion

Computing & Library Services

Helen Coman

Andy Eachus

Estates & Facilities

Sally Hobson

Financial Services

Vicki Carver

Human Resource Group

Christian McGrath

International Office

Margarita McMullon

Marketing, Communications & Student Recruitment

Ruth Cohen


Anna Powell

Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

Alison Monkhouse

Student Services

Claire Worley

Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Michelle Radford




Diversity Champion

Applied Sciences


Arts & Humanities


Computing & Engineering

John Allport

Education & Professional Development

Susan Sheehan

Jodie Boyd

Huddersfield Business School

Jo Thomas

Human & Health Sciences

Berenice Golding