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KBS Equality & Diversity

KBS Commitment to Equality and Diversity 

The KBS is fully committed to establishing and maintaining an ethos of dignity and respect for all within a day-to-day culture of promoting equality of opportunity across all activities.  Having received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2019, the school is committed to further engaging with the Athena Swan process through to 2023 when we will seek reaccreditation. The Equality and Diversity Committee meet regularly each semester to review actions which facilitate the achievement of a more inclusive and equal organisation for staff and students. As part of the process we work closely with the institutional lead and other faculties to ensure that as a business school, we contribute to the development of best practice in diversity and inclusion across the university.  

KBS Equality and Diversity Committee


  • Dr Caroline  Murphy (Co- Chair), Department of Work and Employment Studies
  • Dr Christine Cross (Co- Chair), Head of Department, Work and Employment Studies
  • Ita Page, KBS Accreditation Manager 
  • Michelle Carroll, KBS Office of Accreditation
  • Mary Finucane, KBS Faculty Manager
  • Paolo Yaranon, PhD Scholar 
  • Claire Harnett, PhD Scholar
  • Dr Briga Hynes, Department of Management and Marketing 
  • Dr Elaine Berkery, Department of Management and Marketing 
  • Dr John Lannon, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Dr John Walsh, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Brian Shee, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Prof Donald Truxillo, Department of Work and Employment Studies

Bronze Athena Swan Award 

The KBS was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award (under the expanded charter) in 2019. This award recognises work undertaken to address gender equality, in STEMM, arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The KBS was the first business school in Ireland to achieve this award.

UL Equality and Diversity;

Equality and Diversity Policy

University of Limerick Policies and Supports

Designated Contact Persons

Returning Carers Grant

Flexible Hours