UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology aims to be an inclusive and supportive workplace that nurtures staff and students to reach their full potential.


Our objectives:

  • To identify and remove systemic and cultural barriers for career progression at IoN.
  • To implement change and increase representation at all levels of the IoN - particularly at the most senior levels, where women and minorities are underrepresented.
  • To give a voice to all and champions for the underrepresented.
  • Be an active voice of dissent against bullying and harassment of students and staff. 
  • Raise awareness and lobby to achieve fairness and equity of opportunities for all. 
  • To ensure all of our initiatives cover academic and professional & technical support staff employed at the IoN.
  • To ensure we amplify all voices and concerns.


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IoN EDI Committee and governance

Meet the Committee members and learn more about our work

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Our EDI strategic priorities and achievements

Learn about the past, current and future initiatives at the IoN. Learn about the impact of our work. 

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Support for staff and students

Find out about Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences and UCL support, tools and resources available for staff and students.

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Role models at IoN

A space to celebrate the colleagues, students and alumni that inspire us. 

Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
"The current culture in the Institute is inclusive. Teamwork is highly valued, individual strengths are recognized and celebrated, and there is a commitment to advancing the careers of everyone, regardless of gender or role. We aim to provide a family friendly environment where both women and men feel able to take the time they need for family." 

EDI Deputy Institute Director

Professor Helene Plun-Favreau is our EDI Deputy Institute Director.

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“I am delighted to be appointed IoN EDI Deputy Director. I will bring all my energy, enthusiasm and determination to build an even more diverse and inclusive community at the IoN, and more generally at UCL”