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D&I Working Groups and Research

Our Working Groups cover all protected characteristics, with work implemented through an intersectional lens.

Although the D&I Core Team sets the strategic agenda, our Working Groups lead on particular projects and work programmes which are influenced by continual engagement with IoPPN staff and students through departmental meetings, surveys, focus and discussion groups, open forums and individual meetings. 

Students and staff of all levels are involved in all areas of our work, providing opportunities to develop skills, influence and to implement D&I initiatives across IoPPN. 

Gender Equality

gender-362x208Championed by Dr Marija-Magdalena Petrinovic and Nabila Cruz de Carvalho

  • raising awareness of the Gender Pay Gap
  • increasing promotion process transparency
  • improving shortlisting and interview processes
  • developing toolkits on promotion, negotiation and inclusive recruitment
  • highlighting the achievements of IoPPN's female professors with the 'Inspiring Women' project


Race Equality

Race Eq 387x208Championed by Dr Renee Romeo and Dr Sylvane Desrivieres



DI Our Work LGBT 387x208Championed by Dr Katherine Rimes and Dr Clemens Kiecker

  • highlighting mental health vulnerabilities in the LGBTQ+ community
  • regular LGBTQ+ and Mental Health events
  • spporting King’s LGBTQ+ staff and student networks
  • produced ‘Through the Rainbow Lens’ exploring mental health issues and breaking down stigma


Professional Services Staff

DI Our Work PS 387x208Championed by Simon Croker

  • reviewed best practices based on the Oxford Research and Policy Good Practice Checklist for Professional Services Staff
  • improving Performance Review Development, mentoring systems and support, career development and training opportunities and events and improved communication and dissemination of information



DI Parents 800x430Championed by Dr Alexandru Dregan and Madeleine Oakley

  • established parenting rooms on all campuses at the IoPPN and King’s
  • investigating barriers and challenges to taking up shared parental leave at the IoPPN
  • improving parent’s access to support and information encouraging a family-friendly culture and flexible environment
  • developed Parents’ Toolkits



DI Our work carers 800x430Championed by Dr Juliana Onwumere and Madeleine Oakley

  • conducting research with IoPPN staff and students to better understand and address their needs
  • developed Carers’ Toolkit
  • improving access to information to better support carers



online-disability-support-kcl-800x430Championed by Abigail Russell

  • improving visibility and accessibility of available disability support
  • working with King’s to improve staff and student’s experience of adjustment and support process
  • improving understanding and knowledge of disabilities and their strengths and challenges through events and trainings


Other Work

  • providing advice
  • working with other King’s faculties and in the local community
  • fostering an inclusive education environment for students
  • marking national and international events
  • hosting workshops and training programmes for staff and students

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