Got a question for EDI? Get in touch via our new form
The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team can now be contacted via the Helix system with an easy to use enquiry form that will help us keep track of your requests and respond to you in a timely manner.
Please ensure you use this enquiry form if you want to get in touch with the team going forward. Don’t forget, you can also discover more about the work of the EDI team and the answers to many of your questions on our intranet pages here.
Get in touch here: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Enquiry Form
If you have a query that relates to your Faculty or School, please refer below for information on your relevant EDI practitioner:
Lorraine Kelly (she/her) – Director for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Lorraine’s leadership spans a range of staff strategies including positive workplace culture activities, mental health and wellbeing initiatives, leadership and management programmes. Her expertise and commitment is central to King’s focus on driving a culture where our staff and students can thrive, feel they belong and have every opportunity to contribute effectively.
Harjeet Moore (she/her) – Interim Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Hi, I am Harjeet, the Interim Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) for King's College London.
My background has been working in Human Resources for just over 25 years within various sectors, and over the last 15 years I have had a focus on EDI, Wellbeing and Mental Health. I also volunteer at my son's local grass roots football club as their Welfare and Inclusion Officer.
These are areas I am incredibly passionate about and believe that it is important to have a truly intersectional inclusive culture where we create environments so everyone feels safe, has a sense of belonging, is empowered to achieve their full potential, and that we have an impact on wider society.
Helena Mattingley (she/her) – Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
I am the Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion for King’s College London. I manage several large pieces of work as well as the operational side of the team. I lead on the institutional gender equality work through the Athena SWAN framework, as well as managing legal compliance, EDI data and incoming EDI FOIs.
Helena is currently on secondment and is expected to return to the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team in May 2024. Harjeet Moore (information above) is currently the Interim Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
Jennifer Hastings – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
I am an EDI Manager at KCL, leading on our race equality work. I also manage two EDI Project Officers.
I come from a Students’ Union background, having begun my career as an adviser. In my most recent role as Head of Student Voice at LSESU, I developed the organisation’s first EDI strategy. I love to work collaboratively and believe it’s important to allow different perspectives to influence our work.
I have a particular interest in mental health, intersectional feminism, and how socio-economic factors shape our experiences. I’m also a big fan of bakeries and dogs.
Heidi Wright (she/her) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager (Wellbeing)
Hello! I'm Heidi and I am an EDI Manager, leading on Wellbeing. My background is in Psychology and Nutrition. I am a new member of the team and my focus is on how we can improve mental and physical health at King's through fostering an intersectional approach to wellbeing. I'm passionate about reducing inequalities and creating a more just society where everyone can thrive.
In my personal time I am a massive foodie and love exploring different cuisines! I've also recently discovered a passion for gardening.
Becca Browett (she/her) – Strategic Programme Manager for Preventing and Addressing Bullying and Harassment
Hello! I am the Strategic Programme Manager for Preventing and Addressing Bullying and Harassment. I am leading the development of a strategy to tackle bullying and harassment in all its forms for both staff and students. Prior to this role, I worked in the Education & Students Directorate leading the implementation of King’s Education Strategy 2017 - 22, management of the Teaching Excellence Framework and the education response to Covid-19.
I come from an academic background, having completed a PhD and been a lecturer in Medieval History. I have a particular interest in staff and student wellbeing, and creating inclusive and respectful work and learning environments where every individual can thrive.
Adam Perry (he/they) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
Hello. I am Adam, one of the consultants within the EDI team. I lead on Equality Analysis; LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Stonewall Project Management and policy development and revision. I also support work on the Mutual Mentoring and More than Mentoring programmes and Dignity at King’s/Safeguarding.
My academic background is in criminology and my voluntary background spans the NHS, public health and the student movement. Prior to joining KCL, I worked within a Students’ Union focusing on Liberation and Policy. My passion and commitment for EDI work is fostered through navigating society as a BAME, disabled, LGBTQ+ person. In my spare time I can often be found in a coffee shop or bakery.
Jemma Adams (she/her) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager - Disability Inclusion
I'm Jemma, EDI Manager for Disability Inclusion. I lead on our disability inclusion and accessibility work which aims to improve the experience of disabled staff and students at King’s. I have worked in the EDI team since 2020 and prior to joining King's I worked in the education sector, working with schools and school leaders on a range of EDI and other projects.
My interest in matters of equality, diversity and inclusion started through engagement with feminist and liberation theology and theologies of sexuality and gender. This background and my personal journey to identifying as a queer pagan influences both my EDI work and how I navigate life more generally. Outside of work my volunteering is focused on inclusion and diversity in cycling, campaigning in particular for trans inclusion in sport.
Sophie Rust (she/her) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
I am Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion Coordinator for the Success for Black Engineers Programme. Before this I was an EDI Project Officer, working part time in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and I have also worked in the Careers & Employability Team. I am a member of UNISON.
Jake Orros (he/him) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer
Hello! I’m Jake and I am an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer. I spend part of my week embedded in the Faculty of Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences. I also support Race Equality Charter work across the university.
I first came to King’s as an undergrad student in 2014. I have previously worked for Pride in London and King’s Widening Participation team. In my spare time I volunteer with a youth charity, providing support and guidance on inclusion projects.
Safyan Rahman (he/him) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer
Hello! My name is Safyan and I am one of the EDI Project Officers in the Projects & Partnerships Team. I work with The Dickson Poon of School of Law and King’s Business School on their EDI objectives, while supporting the central team on wider university-wide projects.
Before working at King’s, I oversaw the policy process at Leeds University Union and supported other democratic and widening participation initiatives within the Union. I also have a background in campaigning and volunteering which kickstarted my passion for EDI and liberation for marginalised groups more broadly.
Jessica Cole (she/her) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Administrator
Hello. I’m Jessica and I am the Equality Diversity & Inclusion Project Administrator for Social Sciences & Public Policy. I have a background in Law and my most previous role was at London Metropolitan University where I worked as a Student Casework Officer dealing with academic misconduct, student complaints, student appeals and conduct. This experience developed my interest in the various EDI issues that affect both students and staff in higher education.
I also have a particular interest in women of colour and their treatment within the healthcare system.
My hobbies include martial arts, drawing and watching movies.
Hannah Sauer (she/her) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer
Hello! My name is Hannah and I work as an EDI Project Officers in the Projects & Partnerships Team. I work with the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, and provide support on Disability Inclusion work and with running our flagship training, Diversity Matters.
Before working at King’s, I worked in state Secondary Education for 11 years, both as an English & Film teacher and as an Equalities Coordinator. I passionately believe that education has the power to create a more just future for everyone. It is both an experience that should be diverse, equitable and inclusive and a tool to create empathy, collaboration and deeper understanding.
When I’m not at work, I love knitting, learning languages and eating cake!
Roberta Canovari (she/her) – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer
Hello, I’m Roberta and I am an EDI Project officer in the Projects & Partnerships Team. I support the Faculty of Arts and Humanities with their EDI objectives and I provide support on disability inclusion projects at King's.
My career and voluntary background spans the language industry, the civil service, mental health and refugee charities. My interest in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion started with feminism and I am passionate about looking at EDI through an intersectional lens. I also love live music, hiking and exploring food cultures.