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Team

Our approach is shaped by a co-production ethos reflecting the diversity and needs of IoPPN. We have over 100 staff and students involved in IoPPN’s D&I work through our Team, Working Groups and Networks. 

The D&I Core Team sets the strategic direction, supported by a Self-Assessment Team (SAT). Our Working Groups drive change in specific areas, while our Networks are developed in response to specific issues identified by staff and students.

D&I Core Team

The D&I Core Team includes the Vice-Dean (Culture, Diversity and Inclusion), SAT Co-Chair and two dedicated staff members. Together, they lead the strategic agenda D&I at IoPPN, with the support of our SAT, Working Groups and Networks. 

The D&I Core Team are currently focused on (1) developing a code of conduct that will drive D&I initiatives across IoPPN and hold staff accountable for their actions at all levels (2) promoting race discussions and race equality and (3) supporting professional service staff and early career researchers who face unique challenges around career progression.

Professor Ann McNeill (Tobacco Addiction) - Vice Dean (Culture, Diversity & Inclusion) and IoPPN Self-Assessment Team Co-Chair

Ann has been involved in the faculty SAT since its inception in 2012 and co-led IoPPN’s 2014 and 2019 Athena SWAN applications. She has led a number of executive level initiatives to improve the diversity of senior IoPPN committees and the culture of decision making and progression within the IoPPN.

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Professor Stephani Hatch (Sociology and Epidemiology) - IoPPN Self-Assessment Team Co-Chair

Stephani applies her inequality research knowledge and public engagement experience to ensuring IoPPN’s D&I work is applied through an intersectional lens to benefit IoPPN’s diverse community. Stephani has been active in D&I leadership at KCL since 2014 and co-led IoPPN's 2019 Athena SWAN application.

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Zoe Kennedy - Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Lead (a/g)

Zoe works to ensure IoPPN’s culture, diversity and inclusion work through intersectional feminist principles to ensure IoPPN’s community is diverse and built on a culture of inclusion. Zoe co-led IoPPN's 2019 Athena SWAN application and is now responsible for the implementation of IoPPN’s D&I Action Plan.

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IoPPN D&I Self-Assessment Team

The IoPPN D&I Self-Assessment Team:

  • champions, implements and monitors the IoPPN Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan, King’s Race Equality Charter and Stonewall Workplace Equality Index  
  • adopts an intersectional approach to ensure that our research, teaching and academic communities both reflect and value diversity

The D&I SAT has a diverse membership of academics, students, research and professional services staff with a representative from each academic/ student/ professional services department. Our membership includes expertise across all protected characteristics with experience in parenting/caring, recruitment and promotion, senior management, academic and PSS, health inequalities, outreach and education. 

The group discusses, implements, promotes and monitors faculty-level objectives and strategies aimed at improving the environment for all staff and students. 

Our SAT includes the Core Team, D&I Champions and a lead and deputy representative for all academic departments, central teams and areas such as research, international, estates and facilities and press and communications.

 

D&I Working Groups and Networks 

The D&I SAT carries out its responsibilities via a number of Working Groups and Networks led by our D&I Champions. Working Groups are open to all IoPPN staff and students, providing them opportunities to increase skills and influence and implement initiatives. D&I Networks are developed in response to specific issues and work with (but independent of) Working Groups. 

 

 

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