Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions

The role of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Champion is to actively promote awareness of EDI issues and to enhance and embed EDI across BAS.

Key Roles:

  • To actively promote, celebrate and raise awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues within and outside BAS.
  • To support and encourage engagement in all equality initiatives.
  • Share and promote best practice with the support from senior management, the Equality and Diversity Forum and the Staff Forum.
  • Foster good relationships between all staff and students through promotion of existing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion related events or training.
  • Engage and communicate regularly with staff and students at a local level on matters concerning Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

The EDI Champions:

Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley, Director of Innovations and Impact





Dominic Hodgson, Science Team Leader





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Julius Rix, Head of Engineering Technology





A woman taking a selfieEleanor Honan, PhD Student







What is expected of the EDI Champions:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and be willing to embed it proactively.
  • Be able to maintain objectivity in supporting and sign-posting staff and students.
  • Willing to collaborate and engage others across the department to spread best practice and opportunities to advance EDI.
  • Willing to lead on and involve others in any projects that might enhance BAS’s EDI profile.
  • Work with HR and the Staff Forum to produce E&D priorities supported by local action plans.