Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Contacts and Committee

Who we are and how to contact us.

If you have any questions about the Network or are interested in becoming a member, please:

Email: uoebame@ed.ac.uk

Twitter: http://twitter.com/UoEBAME

Co-Founder and Chair

Staff BAME Network Committee:


Shan-Jan Sarah Liu


Secretary Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra Agomoni.Ganguli-Mitra@ed.ac.uk
Mentorship programme coordinator Lauren Hall-Lew Lauren.Hall-Lew@ed.ac.uk
Professional Services representative Olivia Hale Olivia.Hale@ed.ac.uk
WoC rep Anjali Jayakumar anjali.jayakumar@ed.ac.uk
WoC rep Azuena Guzman Azucena.Guzman@ed.ac.uk
PGR student rep Oumie Kuyateh  s1790958@sms.ed.ac.uk
EREN rep Mohini Gray Mohini.Gray@ed.ac.uk

Committee Bios (in alphabetical order)

Shan-Jan Sarah Liu - Staff BAME Network
Shan-Jan Sarah Liu is Co-founder and chair since the inauguration of the Staff BAME Network in 2020.  Sarah is Lecturer in the Gender and Politics at the School of Social and Political Science. Her research broadly focuses on the cross-national comparison of gender and politics, specifically the ways contexts – women's political representation, women’s movements, and immigration – shape gendered gaps in public opinion and political behavior. Her research and teaching take an intersectional approach to critically examine the institutions we live in. Her goal is to encourage her students (and colleagues) to take action to dismantle the system. She tweets from @DrSarahLiu.
Lauren Hall-Lew - Staff BAME Network

Lauren Hall-Lew Lew is a Reader in Linguistics and English Language in the School of PPLS. She is a sociolinguist, focusing on the social and cultural aspects of human speech. This includes studying variation between speakers of different social backgrounds and in different social contexts, and how speech changes over time. She also studies linguistic variation as a social signal and the impact of accent on speakers' credibility and economic success. She is co-editor of the forthcoming volume, Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation, with Cambridge University Press. She tweets from @dialect. 

Olivia Hale - Staff BAME Network

Olivia Hale is very excited to represent professional services staff members across the University in the BAME Network; She is originally from Seattle, Washington and worked as a secondary school English teacher before moving to Edinburgh in 2017 for her postgraduate studies. She completed an MSc in Education (Research) from Moray House School of Education & Sport in 2018 and has been working for the University of Edinburgh as a professional services staff member ever since. She currently oversees REF2021 preparations for the College of Science & Engineering but will shift to research, knowledge exchange, and impact support in Spring 2021 after the REF2021 submission.

Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra
Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra is Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics at Edinburgh University School of Law. She is also a member of the Wellcome Trust-funded Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, where she leads on the Centre themes Beyond Global and Beyond Sex. Dr. Ganguli-Mitra’s background is in bioethics, with a special interest in public health ethics,  global bioethics, structural and gender justice. She has written on ethical issues related to global surrogacy, sex-selection, biomedical research, social value in research governance and the concepts of exploitation and vulnerability in bioethics. She is currently developing work on racism and decolonising bioethics.