Usher Institute

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Usher Institute seeks to foster an inclusive, fair, respectful culture and a welcoming environment in which all staff and students can flourish.

Everyone should be able to develop to their full potential and enjoy a safe and supportive workplace, regardless of any personal characteristic including but not limited to: sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, socio-economic background, trade union membership, family circumstances, and religious or philosophical belief.

The Usher Institute Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (E,D&I) Committee aims to promote and foster the mainstreaming of equality and diversity issues and awareness within the Institute – stimulating and building good practice in relation to ED&I across the full range of Usher activities.

Committee Membership

  • Dr Katie Atkins, Chancellor’s Fellow, Centre for Global Health
  • Evelyn Balsells, Post-Graduate Research Student, Centre for Global Health
  • Professor Harry Campbell, Deputy Director of Usher Institute, Head of Centre of Global Health
  • Dr Kathrin Cresswell, Chancellor’s Fellow, Director of Innovation, Centre for Medical Informatics
  • Dr Sonja Erikainen, Researcher, Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society
  • Lewis Hazlett, HR Administration Assistant
  • Julie MacMillan HR Co-Ordinator
  • Professor Stewart Mercer, Centre for Population Health Sciences, UoE Medical School Athena SWAN Convenor
  • Alex Peden, Research Strategy Manager
  • Dr Azwa Shamsuddin, Researcher, Centre for Medical Informatics
  • Dr Ingrid Young, Chancellor’s Fellow, Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society

Full details of the Usher Institute Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Committee - on the University Committees website

Wider representation

Alex Peden and Dr Ingrid Young represent the Usher ED&I Committee at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine ED&I Committee, Professor Stewart Mercer is an Athena SWAN Convenor and sits on the Athena Swan Steering Group.

University of Edinburgh Equality, Diversity and Inclusion website

Edinburgh Clinical Medical School - Athena Swan website

Dignity and Respect Advisors

The University has nominated Dignity and Respect Advisors for individual support relating to bullying and harassment issues.

Dignity and Respect Advisors - University of Edinburgh Equality, Diversity and Inclusion website