Dunn School EDI Statement of Principles

“I strongly believe that we must all individually and collectively take responsibility to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in what we do. It is our responsibility to create a working environment where people feel welcome, supported, and able to be themselves. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it also increases creativity, engagement, motivation, and performance. In turn, this drives the quality and impact of the science at the heart of the Dunn School’s mission.” Professor Matthew Freeman, Head of Department

Diversity and Inclusion are at the heart of scientific excellence and progress and the Dunn School EDI committee aims to support our students, academics, and staff to thrive and to contribute to a better, more equitable world for all. This entails generating a working environment where:

  • We will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
  • We will acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally.
  • We will promote inclusivity of all previously excluded groups.

The EDI committee will focus on actions bringing tangible change. To make this change measurable, we will develop/apply available tools for acquiring and monitoring data over a broad range of EDI issues.

We recognise that this is a “live” process, and our focus and approaches will be continuously evaluated and improvements made on the basis of best-available evidence.