Diversity & Inclusion Team
Together with the Self-Assessment Team (SAT) and with the support from our working groups and networks we lead a strategic agenda for Diversity & Inclusion at the IoPPN.
Professor Ann McNeill (Addictions Sciences) - SAT Chair
Professor Ann McNeill is Chair of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Self-Assessment Team (SAT), King’s College London.
Ann successfully co-led the Athena SWAN silver submission in 2014 with Professor Elizabeth Kuipers OBE and is now leading IoPPN’s silver renewal and the wider IoPPN D&I strategy, with support from the core team: Dr Stephani Hatch, Sabina Khanom and Gabriela Weglowska; as well as the D&I SAT.
Ann is a member of the Institute Management Board and Institute Executive and leads a number of executive level initiatives. She is Professor of Tobacco Addiction in the National Addiction Centre at IoPPN and her research aims to understand how best to make the combustible tobacco cigarette obsolete and the contribution that less harmful nicotine delivery systems can play in this.
Ann believes an essential part of her role is enthusing, engaging and nurturing new and early career researchers and that building a diverse research workforce is critically important for success. Ann is Deputy director of the UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies and Past President of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco European Chapter. She is on the Thomson Reuters highly cited list of science and social science researchers (www.highlycited.com) and has an established international reputation in tobacco addiction, receiving a World Health Organisation World No Tobacco Day award for contributions to tobacco control in 1998.
Dr Stephani Hatch (Psychological Medicine) - SAT Deputy Chair
Stephani currently combines her background in sociology and psychiatric epidemiology as a Reader at the IoPPN. Stephani is the IoPPN Diversity and Inclusion Deputy Chair and was recently Co-Chair for the KCL BME Staff Network and Co-Chair of KCL King's Diversity Community which encompasses race, gender and LGBT+ initiatives.
She was also a member of the successful KCL SAT team for the Race Equality Charter Mark submission for the Bronze award. Her research focuses on urban mental health and inequalities in health and health service use.
She also leads the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) for public and service user engagement in the local community on topics of equality and inclusion.
Sabina Khanom (Dean & Secretary's Office) - Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Project Manager
I am a workplace psychologist and currently lead the culture, diversity and inclusion strategy within the Executive Dean and Director's office at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London. I work closely with the academic diversity and inclusion (D&I) leads and advise the senior leadership team on D&I.
In November 2015, I was awarded the King's College London Principal's award in recognition for my work and making a difference to university life.
I have worked in Higher Education for nearly 15 years and have held various roles including, education project officer and department manager.
Gabriela Weglowska (Dean & Seceretary's Office) - Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer
Gabi contributes to building an inclusive culture at the IoPPN by using her ten years of experience of working in culturally diverse environments and combining her background in Intercultural Business Communication and Learning & Development (L&D).
In her current role as Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Project Officer Gabi manages events, Professional Services mentoring programme and works closely with Champions and Working Groups’ Leads.
In the New Year Gabi will be helping shape the D&I L&D strategy and using her Level 5 CIPD Diploma in L&D and Coaching.
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