Equity in the Faculty of Brain Sciences
Meet our EDI Faculty leads
Anna Cox, Professor & Vice Dean (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences
She was Deputy-Director of UCLIC 2009-2017, chair of the Athena SWAN self-assessment team in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, achieving renewal of a silver award on 2 occasions, and Faculty Athena SWAN lead 2017-2019. She is also a parent.
Professor Cox’s current research focuses on work and wellbeing in the digital age. She was Specialist Advisor to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee at the House of Commons for their 2019 inquiry into immersive and addictive technologies.
Ciara Wright, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Ciara works closely with colleagues across the Faculty of Brain Sciences and UCL to progress positive culture change.
Beverley Isibor, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Indie Beedie, Disability Equity Lead
“I am the Executive Officer of the Deafness, Cognition, and Language Research Centre (DCAL). I joined UCL in 2011 and have had a variety of roles in both academia and professional services.
Also, I am a British Sign Language user who also uses speech and it’s my intersectional experiences of disability and identity as an ethnic minority woman which shape everything I do and my commitment to inclusivity.
I am really looking forward to working with the Faculty Equity Leadership team and creating an equitable and inclusive environment“.
Professor Aikaterini (Katerina) Fotopoulou, Gender Equity Lead
In 2016, Professor Fotopoulou was awarded the Early Career Award of the International Neuropsychology Society recognising her ‘substantive independent contribution to research in the area of brain-behavior relationships in the first 10 years post completion of training’.
Professor Carolyn McGettigan, LGBTQ+ Equity Lead
Before joining UCL in 2018, Professor McGettigan was involved in the LGBT staff network at her previous institution. She is excited that this is a brand new role within the Faculty, and hopes that the work of the EDI team will improve everyone’s experience of working and studying in the Faculty.
Dr Simmy Grover, BAME Awarding Gap Lead
Anouchka Sterling, Religion and Belief Equity Lead
As Religion and Belief Equity Lead for the Faculty, she aims to discover, share and celebrate the diversity of religion and beliefs within our Faculty, to collaborate with EDI colleagues and others to serve UCL in this role and to shape an inclusive environment that contributes to the recruitment, wellbeing and progression of a diverse body of staff and students.