Institute for Global Health


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are central to the research, training and professional culture of the Institute for Global Health (IGH).

All members of the institute are responsible for considering EDI in their professional lives and working environments, and all members have the right to expect equality of opportunity and treatment within the institute.

Meet our EDI committee

Athena Swan Award

Athena Swan Silver Award

IGH has successfully renewed their Silver Athena Swan award in 2023. The Athena SWAN Charter covers women, trans and non-binary people, and men where appropriate who are in academic and professional staff roles in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths, medicine) and AHSSBL (arts, humanities, social sciences, business, law). The charter covers these staff groups in relation to representation, progression of students into academia, journey through career milestones and working environment for all staff. 

The panel found the application "demonstrates a clear commitment to gender equality and intersectionality within the IGH; across teach and research, as well as in the experiences of its staff and students." 

The application was additionally comended for being "exceptionally well-written and clearly laid out, and a pleasure to review."

Ian Williams, Chair of the EDI committee writes "As chair of the EDI executive group, I feel very privileged to lead on this for IGH. IGH believes passionately in the values and benefits of EDI activities and policies with the purpose of enabling a positive, inclusive and supportive working environment for all staff. I strongly believe in the importance of EDI to achieve this and I am very proud to work with so many within IGH who have similar values and goals. This is reflected in the collective effort and hard work by many to achieve renewal of our Athena Swan Silver award".

We are incredibly happy with this achievement and would like to thank Lucy Crick, our EDI Coordinator for 16 months, and the EDI team for their support and incredible efforts. Details from our submission are avaliable below.

The IGH EDI executive group reports regularly to the IGH Senior Management Team, and liaises with, but is independent of, the central UCL EDI group

Read our previous Athena Swan submissions:

IGH Champions at UCL's Inclusion Awards 2022

In July, our colleagues Asma Ashraf and Stephen Roberts were awarded the Championing LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award at UCL’s Inclusion Awards 2022.

The award recognises an individual or team’s effort to champion LGBTQ+ inclusion into mainstream work, delivering a more inclusive experience for LGBTQ+ staff and students.

Find out how they have been championing LGBTQ+ Inclusion across UCL.