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Biological Sciences

Current EDI committee members

Salah Elias (Chair)

Salah Elias (Chair)

Salah started as a Lecturer in 2017, and became the ED&I chair in January 2019. Salah has two small children (3 and 5), and married to a Midwife. 

Lindy Holden-Dye (Head of School)

Lindy Holden-Dye (Head of School)

I am passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and equal opportunity for all is the cornerstone of this.

Becky Morris (Associate Professor)

Becky Morris (Associate Professor)

I am an Associate Professor in Ecology and have two children. Consequently, I have a particular interest in addressing the impact of having children on female academic careers.

Marcin Przewloka (Lecturer)

Marcin Przewloka (Lecturer)

As an Academic Lead who manage research areas in our building, I must be aware of all issues arising from diversity, inclusion and equality among staff members and students within our school.

Nicole Prior (Lecturer)

Nicole Prior (Lecturer)

Nicole started as a lecturer in 2020, in her previous institution she co-ordinated the mentoring programme for postdocs and since coming to Southampton has trained as a first aider for mental health.

Lex Kraaijeveld (Teaching Fellow)

Lex Kraaijeveld (Teaching Fellow)

EDIC shouldn't have to exist. Every human being deserves to be treated equally and with respect, independent of race, sex, gender, age. But until we reach that world, EDI remains important, sadly.

Tom Secker (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Tom Secker (Postdoctoral Researcher)

I decided to join the ED&I team because I feel passionate that anybody, irrespective of their diversity, should be made to feel inclusive, not only within a team, but also in every aspect of life.

Kate Hough (PGR Representative)

Kate Hough (PGR Representative)

As an active member of the postgraduate community, I am committed to represent, support and work for equality, diversity and inclusion in academia, starting in the School of Biological Sciences.

Charlotte Trewick (Student Representative)

Charlotte Trewick (Student Representative)

As a student wanting to pursue a career in STEM, seeing other women represented in leadership roles across the university is a big confidence boost because it makes you feel like one day you can achieve the same.

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