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School of Biological Sciences Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Leads.

Diversity and Inclusion Leads

Professor Sinead Collins - Director, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Sinead leads the School’s EDI strategy. She sits on the College of Science and Engineering EDI Committee as well as the School Executive Committee.

Louise Bishop -  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Administrator

Louise runs the practical side of the EDI work at the School. She works with projects and initiatives, and assists with analysing available data to develop programmes for change.


Tel: 0131 650 5366 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)


Sinead and Louise will keep conversations confidential unless you offer your permission for them to share your thoughts with others.

Biology Teaching Organisation Student Support Team

The team offers support and study skills guidance to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in our school.

The team are open to supporting students that would like to talk about microaggressions or inappropriate behaviour in the learning context.

BTO Student Support Team

Contact details



James Clerk Maxwell Building, Room 2105
The King's Buildings

Post Code


  • Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tackling Racial Inequality - Reporting Experiences

The School has established a reporting form where you can share you comments and experiences of racism or racial inequality in all its forms at the School or University.

The online form allows you to submit your comments anonymously if preferred, please note that we will not be able to follow-up on your specific case if anonymous.

Your comments will be delivered to the School’s Inclusion and Diversity Administrator, who will discuss your feedback with other EDI leads with a view to developing a School strategy to improve experiences for people of colour (POC). You can find out more on what we are doing in the School currently on our Tackling Racial Inequality section.

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Find out more on the Contact Scotland BSL website