Equity diversity & inclusion

We want all our students and staff to have a sense of belonging.

Art and design students discussing work inside the Red Center build enviroment study space.

EDI at Arts, Design & Architecture

WeÔÇÖre committed to fostering a safe, supportive and equitable environment for all staff, students and the wider community regardless of gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. That's our committment.

EDI at ┴˝┴ź╣┘═°

┴˝┴ź╣┘═° is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and providing equal opportunity.┬á

Contacts and resources

    • Associate Dean Societal Impact, Equity and Engagement - Professor Emma Kirby ()╠ř
    • Arts, Design & Architecture student liaison contact for academic support and EDI matters (including counselling and referral to ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° services) ÔÇô┬áDr Alessandra┬áMecozzi┬áSaha╠ř(a.mecozzisaha@unsw.edu.au)╠ř
    • Associate Deans Indigenous ÔÇô Associate Professor Fabri Blacklock and Dr Liza-Mare Syron (ada.indigenous@unsw.edu.au)╠ř
    • LGBTIQ+ student and staff support ÔÇô ()
  • Our ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° Arts, Design & Architecture EDI Committee facilitates, supports and creates initiatives, programs, guidelines and activities to empower everyone in the faculty to feel safe, included and respected. We collaborate with other ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° EDI groups to ensure everyone has equitable opportunities to succeed, regardless of background, to show leadership and benefit from others' initiatives and best practices.

  • Our faculty wants LGBTIQ+ students and staff to fulfil their potential and enjoy being at ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° without experiencing any sense of alienation┬áand┬áill treatment from fellow staff or students. Being a safe and inclusive environment is fundamental to who we are.┬á

    ░Ň│ˇ▒­╠ř┬áNetwork aims to ensure ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° is a safe and welcoming place for all LGBTIQ+ staff and students, and Arts, Design & Architecture is well represented in the ally network membership. The Ally training program aims to make ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° an excellent place for everybody by reducing barriers of fear and ignorance that lead to prejudice and discrimination.┬á

    See our Arts, Design & Architecture .

  • ▒ź▒Ě│ž░┬╠řArts, Design & Architecture┬áis committed to the idea that fairness requires equality of access and opportunity. ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° provides a range of support to students to manage the demands of university and a health condition, learning disability, mental health issues or other personal circumstances impacting their studies.┬áStudents may be eligible for support or educational adjustments after┬áregistering┬áwith ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° Equitable Learning Services.

  • Our faculty is made up of an incredibly diverse group of people. WeÔÇÖre committed to cultural and linguistic diversity, and strive to provide a culturally inclusive environment where students and staff can freely express who they are, their opinions and points of view, and reach their full potential. ItÔÇÖs important they fully participate in teaching, learning, work and social activities, and feel safe from abuse, harassment or unfair criticism. To help create a culturally inclusive culture, ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° promotes Cultural Diversity Teaching Practices.┬á

Panel Pledge: I stand for gender diversity at every forum

As part of their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, staff are encouraged to reflect on and critically engage with┬áorganisers┬áof public and professional forums where thereÔÇÖs a lack of diversity in speakers, content or people with lived experiences of the forum themes. One practical way of doing this is by ensuring all forums youÔÇÖre involved in at the┬áuniversity, and more broadly, take diversity into account.┬áWithin this context, ┴˝┴ź╣┘═° Arts, Design & Architecture┬áencourages all staff to commit to the Panel Pledge.┬á

Our Panel Pledge:

  • I commit to ensuring all forums I am professionally engaged┬áin┬átake gender equity into┬áconsideration.
  • When speaking at an event, I will request confirmation of who the other┬ápanellists/speakers/participants are, and how gender balance will be┬áachieved.┬á
  • I will insist, as a condition of acceptance, that I expect women to participate in a meaningful┬áway.
  • I reserve the right to withdraw from an event, should gender equity┬ánot be┬áachieved.┬á
  • I will highlight gender imbalances where I see them and provide event┬áorganisers┬áwith the names of relevant women leaders in my field.


These members of staff have made the Panel Pledge: 

  • Michael Balfour, Head of School, School of Arts & Media┬á
  • Jan Breckenridge, Head of School, School of Social Sciences┬á
  • Christy Newman, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Enterprise┬á&┬áEngagement)╠ř
  • Claire Annesley, DeanÔÇôArts Design & Architecture┬á
  • Kim Beswick, Head of School, School of Education┬á
  • David Cami,┬áFaculty┬áExecutive Director┬á┬á
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  • Timothy O'Leary, Head of School, School of Humanities & Languages┬á
  • Carla Treloar, Professor and Director┬á
  • Helen┬áGroth, Professor┬á
  • Karen Fisher, Professor┬á
  • Andrew┬áMurphie, Associate Professor┬á
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  • Chris Davison, Professor┬á
  • Jon von┬áKowallis, Professor of Chinese Studies┬á
  • Ping Wang┬á
  • Limin┬áMao, A/Prof Centre for Social Research in Health┬á
  • Caroline Wake, Senior Lecturer┬á
  • Michael Richardson, Senior Research Fellow┬á
  • Louise┬áRavelli, Associate Professor┬á
  • Trish Hill, Senior Research Fellow┬á
  • Susanne┬áSchmeidl, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences┬á
  • Theron Schmidt, Lecturer┬á
  • Andrew Brown, Student Administration Officer┬á
  • Paul Evans, Senior Lecturer┬á
  • Sandy Evans, Lecturer in Music┬á
  • Dennison Lindberg, School Manager, School of Humanities┬á&┬áLanguages┬á
  • Helen Caple, Associate Professor┬á
  • Kylie Valentine
  • Tema┬áMilstein, Associate┬áProfessor, Environment & Society
  • Mira Kim, Associate Professor
  • Catherine Rowe,┬áDeputy Executive Director
  • Sue Starfield, Professor,┬áSchool of Education┬á
  • Jennifer Perkins
  • Zhoe┬áTrotter, Admin shared support
  • Ashleigh Hamilton,┬áManager, School of Social Sciences