Brain Sciences


Faculty staff and students receive awards for equality, diversity and inclusion

15 July 2022

Congratulations to Cassie Hugill, Javier Sanchez Bautista (both Queen Square Institute of Neurology), Associate Professor Rashmi Mathew and Dr Christin Henien (both Institute of Ophthalmology) who all received UCL 2022 Inclusion Awards.

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UCL Inclusion Awards recognise work or contributions that individuals or teams make to progressing equality, diversity or inclusion (EDI) practice within the university. 

Cassie Hugill, Public Engagement Manager at the the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, received the Provost's Award for Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, which recognises an individual’s or team’s effort to embed EDI into mainstream work.

Associate Professor Rashmi Mathew and Dr Christin Henien (both Institute of Ophthalmology) received the Sarah Guise Award for Catalyst for Change, which recognises a person or a team doing things differently by incorporating EDI values into the way they work, resulting in a positive shift in UCL culture.

PhD student Javier Sanchez Bautista from the Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, who co-founded the LGBTQ+ STEM Network at UCL, received the Championing LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award, which recognises an individual or team’s effort to champion LGBTQ+ inclusion into mainstream work, delivering a more inclusive experience for LGBTQ+ staff and students. 

Professor Alan Thompson, Faculty Dean, said:

“Huge congratulations to Cassie, Rashmi, Christin and Javier for their well-deserved awards. Equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the ethos of the Faculty of Brain Sciences and it is fantastic to see their inspiring achievements celebrated by the wider UCL community”.

UCL’s Inclusion Awards were founded in 2020 to highlight those who are making a difference to EDI at UCL and to celebrate what they have achieved.