About the Division

National Human Genome Research Initiative

Our Division is a lively academic community combining a range of research, teaching and technical and administrative support activities. 

Co-director, Division, and Head, Research Department of Immunology
Professor Hans Stauss (UCLP Profile)

Co-director, Division, and Head, Research Department of Infection
Professor Judy Breuer

Divisional Manager
Samantha Photiades (Contact the Divisional Manager)

Deputy Divisional Manager
Carolyn McElvaney (Contact the Deputy Divisional Manager)

Our mission is the study of human infectious and autoimmune diseases
with an emphasis on those relevant to the patient populations we serve.

From a better understanding of pathogen biology and the human immune
system, we aim to translate our knowledge into improved diagnosis and
treatment of diseases and to provide an outstanding research training

Working in a UCL Division

Division of Infection & Immunity Staff Booklet

This summer, the Division published a staff booklet summarising the policies governing the work of staff working in the Division in a handy A5-size format.  All current staff have received them and the booklet will be given to all new members of staff.
Download the low-res version. (Item added 24 September, 2013)

Working at UCL

As an organisation UCL strives to support its staff and promote equality of opportunity within its workforce.  Current initiatives and aims to promote equality and diversity can be seen on the UCL Equalities & Diversity Website.

This June, the UCL Equalities and Diversity team have published new guidance to managers on supporting working parents and carers: download guidance.

Some specific policies to note

Below are some specific policies and services to support staff:

- Childcare facilities/vouchers
- civil partnership
- corporate equality objectives
- disability equality scheme
- equal opportunities
- equal pay audit
- equality objectives
- flexible working to care for children (in work life balance)
- harassment/bullying
- leave for domestic and personal reasons
- maternity, paternity, adoption, parental leave FAQS (including information on "keeping in touch" days)
- maternity/paternity leave links
- maternity/paternity leave financial assistance
- non-discriminatory language
- paternity leave and parental leave
- personal relationships code of conduct
- recruitment - positive action statements
- research careers initiative
- rest rooms for new and expectant mothers
- sabbatical leave policy
- sexual orientation
- stress at work
- tax efficient child care facilities
- transgender issues - guidance notes and supportive practice
- work life balance


UCL have a team of trained, volunteer harassment advisors available to listen to members of UCL staff who believe they are being harassed, to clarify the options available and to support and assist you through the process of resolving the matter. All cases will be treated in confidence. (Link to team)

Anti-harassment website - UCL Staff
UCLU Advice & Welfare Site - UCL Students


Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential service from Workplace Options, an independent, provider of employee support services. Their staff are specialists in fields such as counselling, well-being, family matters, relationships, debt management, and workplace issues.

This support service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is accessible by phone, email, online and via instant messaging. The EAP can provide practical information, fact sheets and packs, resource information on support services in your local area and even short-term counselling to help get you back on track

Employees Assistance Programme (website)


UCL is one of Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2012 - The Workplace Equality Index - equality for its lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.(http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_work/stonewall_top_100_employers/default.asp)

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