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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 Senior HR Officer (EDI), the responsibilities of the champions is to:

  • To raise awareness of Equality and Diversity responsibilities within the School/Service
  • To act as an initial point of contact on Equality and Diversity queries within the School/Service
  • To play an active role in championing the University’s commitment to Equality and Diversity across the institution
  • To advocate on equality and diversity matters
  • To act as a conduit for information on equality initiatives and an advocate for positive change
  • To raise awareness of the equality dimension in decision making in their department

To actively support their School/Service in equality and diversity initiatives such as Athena SWAN


Diversity Champions for Schools/Services 


Diversity Champion

Applied Sciences

Gemma Sweeney

Art, Design & Architecture

Rina Arya

Computing & Engineering

John Allport

Education & Professional Development

Susan Sheenan

Jodie Boyd

Huddersfield Business School

Jo Thomas

Human & Health Sciences

Berenice Golding

Music, Humanities & Media

Dave Calvert



Diversity Champion

Computing & Library Services

Helen Coman

Estates & Facilities

Sally Hobson

Financial Services

Vicki Carver

Human Resource Group

Christian McGrath

International Office

Margarita McMullon

Marketing, Communications & Student Recruitment

Ruth Cohen


Cathie Raw

Research & Enterprise

Anna Seabourne

Student Services

Francesca Devlin

Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Claire White


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Athena Swan Bronze Award

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