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Equality and Diversity

Equality Statement

Gender equality and social inclusion issues are at the heart of our faculty's identity and central to our research and academic missions. We are 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. As a faculty, we are committed to supporting equal access to education and career development for all.

This is consistent with the overall ethos of the university, which has been involved in equality and gender-related initiatives since 2005. UL’s strategic plan explicitly seeks “to exemplify gender equality best practice in all aspects of its activities” and reinforces our position as the leading university in Ireland in terms of female representation in senior roles. In 2015, UL received the Athena Swan Bronze Award, which recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in STEMM in higher education. UL was one of the first universities in Ireland to receive this award.

Equality and Diversity Policy

Living Equality and Diversity Programme

Athena Swan Charter

EHS Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Committee Members:

Prof Rachel Msetfi, EHS Dean
Declan O'Brien, EHS Faculty Manager
Dr Ciaran MacDonncha, Co-Chair
Dr Aoife Neary, Co-Chair
Dr Marie Connolly, Athena SWAN Coordinator, Human Resources
Maureen Keogh, Athena SWAN Administrator
Dr Hilary Curley, Research Assistant
Dr Anca Minescu, Assistant Dean International
Chelsea Joyce, Student Life Rep/Student Communities (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
Miriam O'Dwyer, Postgraduate Students Union EHS Rep
Paul Maher, Research Staff Rep
Adrian McDonagh, Technical Staff Rep
Una McInerney, Professional and Support Staff Rep
Dr Evelyn Murphy, Director of GEMS E&D Committee
Dr Elaine Murtagh, Co-DIrectors of PESS E&D Committee
Dr Pettigrew, Director of SAH E&D Committee
Dr Ronni Greenwood and Paul Maher Director of Psychology E&D Committee
Dr Liz Kingston Director of Nursing and Midwifery E&D Committee