Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

I am committed to promoting Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in academia and beyond. I believe it is important for us all to be aware of, and involved in fighting against, the inequalities, biases and silencing faced by many people from underrepresented groups, whether due to gender, sexuality, ethnic background, disabilities, neurodiversity, etc... I have thus been involved in various initiatives, and encourage others to get involved in their local groups, as individuals concerned or allies. If you'd like to get involved in groups listed below, or are looking to set up initiatives similar to those mentioned below, I'm happy to share experiences.

Committees
  • Member of the Athena SWAN committee, Department of Psychology, RHUL, 2021.

  • Member of the Equalities team of the Department of Psychology, RHUL, since 2020, and Undergratuate lead since 2021.

    • Involved in setting up and running the Undergraduate Research Bursary scheme, ​which seeks to make research placements transparent and inclusive. Created a list of EDI resources and information on the departmental THESIS webpages.

  • Member of Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS) and part of the leadership team of WiCS Europe (WiCS-E) chapter since 2019.

    • WiCS organise regular meetings at conferences (e.g. ESCoP), including talks/discussions and mentoring opportunities (e.g. speed mentoring), as well as broader networking opportunities (hubs), and awards to recognise and support researchers.

  • Founder and chair of the DEC Equality & Diversity steering committee, ENS, 2018-2019.

    • We set up a mentoring programme for staff, postdocs, and students in the department, as well as organised events, surveys, and more. More on the website, which includes a page on finding out "Am I biased?", with tips and resources on reducing biases.

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Events

10 March 2022

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Organiser & facilitator, Running your new lab: tips and tricks - Panel Discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day, Online

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23 July 2021

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Facilitator, Making the Invisible Visible - WiCS Panel Discussion & Speed Mentoring session, SARMAC 2021 meeting, Online

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6 March 2019

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Organiser & facilitator, Evidence-based practices for promoting equality & diversity - Discussion with the founders of Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS), ENS, Paris

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8 July 2018

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Speaker & Co-organiser, "Women in Science" Panel Discussion, ENS, Paris [Resources, Video, more info in this blog post]

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