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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 Culture, Diversity & Inclusion (CD&I) work through our Team, Working Groups and Networks. 

The CD&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.

CD&I Core Team

The CD&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 CD&I at IoPPN, with the support of our SAT, Working Groups and Networks. 

The CD&I Core Team are currently focused on (1) developing a code of conduct that will drive CD&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 Stephani Hatch (Sociology and Epidemiology) - Vice-Dean (Culture, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)

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

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 CD&I Self-Assessment Team

The IoPPN Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Self-Assessment Team (CD&I SAT) applies an intersectional approach across all protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation) to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment for all IoPPN staff, students and visitors.

The IoPPN CD&I Self-Assessment Team:

  • embeds CD&I policies and procedures at the faculty-level and in all departments and central CD&I teams;
  • develops, implements, promotes and monitors initiatives at the faculty and in departments and IoPPN central teams in order to promote diversity and inclusion;
  • supports the IoPPN to address the challenges outlined in the new IoPPN Strategy to ensure people are at the heart of our success;
  • champions, implements and monitors the IoPPN CD&I Action Plan that covers all protected characteristics and incorporates IoPPN’s Athena SWAN Action Plan, King’s Athena SWAN Action Plan, King’s Race Equality Charter Mark Action Plan, King’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Action Plan and Disability Inclusion Transformation Plan across the faculty

The CD&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, CD&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. View our complete membership here.


CD&I Working Groups and Networks 

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



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