School of Psychology

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Find out more about our team, see how we are improving equality, diversity and inclusion within the department and explore policies and practices.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Vivian Vignoles - Chair

Ed Fleet - Secretary

Mar Balboa Carbón

Sam Cartwright-Hatton

Richard De Visser

John Drury

Matt Easterbrook

Sophie Forster

Darya Gaysina

Dorieke Grijseels

Maria Hadjimarkou

Dayna Jasoda Jagdeo (UG international student)

Donna Jessop

David Leavens

Kathryn Lester

Jennifer Mankin

What do we do?
The School's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee has the responsibility to:
  • promote and encourage Equality, Diversity and Inclusion acrosss the School and ensure access to opportunity and development.
  • propose changes to School policy, or lobby for change in University policy, as needed
  • be a repository of information and expertise on equality, diversity and inclusion matters.
  • share this information, as needed, on a reactive basis, with other committees and members of the School.
  • disseminte this information on a proactive basis to other members of the School.
  • coordinate and submit School applications for Athena SWAN accreditation, and any other accreditations/charter marks that are deemed necessary.
  • oversee the Athena SWAN Action Plan, ensuring that all actions are completed in a timely manner
  • carry out initiatives as directed by the Head of School
Policies and Practices

The Equality Act 2010 consolidated and streamlined previous anti-discrimination legislation. It gave individuals greater protection from unfair discrimination and made it easier for employers and companies to understand their responsibilities. It also set a new standard for those who provide public services to treat everyone with dignity and respect.  

For more information see:  

Equality act guidance, from the Government Equalities Office

Equality act guidance and codes of practice from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The University of Sussex is committed to providing an environment for work and study that advances equality of opportunity. You can find more infomation about the University policies in the Equality and Diversity, and the Athena Swan web pages. 

For information on School policies, see the Psychology Staff Handbook in Study Direct. You will find information on the School's workload allocation modelacademic promotionmentoring, and case-studies of flexible working arrangements.