Equality and Diversity Committee

Function: A sub-committee of the Law Board, the Equality and Diversity Committee shall be responsible for monitoring equality and diversity in the Faculty, and for making proposals to Law Board on policy concerning equality and diversity, and for such matters as shall be referred to it by the Board. The Committee shall advise the Dean, the Vice Dean and other Faculty officers as they may request on equality and diversity matters for which they are responsible.

The Equality and Diversity Committee will be a forum for Faculty Officers (especially the Co-ordinators for Race Equality and Athena SWAN, but also Associate Deans and any other officers) to report on their activities in relation to equality (which will also be forwarded to the Law Board with the minutes).  The committee will also provide an opportunity for students to raise matters of concern.  Areas that the committee will address may include admissions, examinations, staff recruitment, retention and remuneration, governance, the application of the University’s Equality Policy within the Faculty, and the Faculty’s policies, practices and procedures generally.  The Committee shall also serve as the Self Assessment Team for Athena SWAN.

Meetings are open, meaning any student or member of the Faculty may attend. 

Who is on it?

2018-19 membership:


Jonathan Herring (Vice Dean, Chair)

Nick Bamforth - Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Rachel Condry – Athena SWAN Co-ordinator

Sanja Bogojevic – Race Equality Co-ordinator

Thomas Krebs – Access and Outreach Co-ordinator

Sandy Fredman

Mary Bosworth

Dev Gangjee

Edwin Peel

Mindy Chen-Wishart

Lisa Forsberg – Research Staff Representative

Margaret Watson – Library Representative

Student representative: Robyn Trigg

Divisional representative: Catherine Goodwin

Officer in attendance: Paul Burns

Secretary: Charlotte Vinnicombe