Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The EASTBIO programme team strongly supports you in bringing your whole self to work. We value diversity in all forms and expect all students who join our community to support and promote equality, diversity and inclusion. 

  • At any time students can complete in person half-day awareness-building courses within any EASTBIO Institution that are aimed to raise their awareness of unconscious bias, to apply that awareness to an HEI setting and to develop ideas for research-led actions to mitigate personal, managerial and organisational bias in key people processes. Online courses are also available. 
  • Listening to what students have suggested, we aim to embed EDI statements and provision across the EASTBIO life, from recruitment to training. Concrete examples include having EDI sessions in our training, and asking students who help organise or co-organise events to contribute innovative ways of making sure our EDI mandate is met. We are in the process of setting up a sub-committee and prioritising our first actions. 
  • We also encourage individuals to become drivers for change by offering contributions focused on personal or community-based experiences and insights to boost the visibility of various identities, consolidate our inclusive research ethos and help to embed recognition and broad respect for those identities. EASTBIO supports such contributions in our programme and our media, printed or digital. 

To discuss our EDI plans and provide us with input and suggestions, please contact the EASTBIO EDI Champion Dr Jo Stevens, EDI Officer Dr Maria Filippakopoulou and/or EDI student reps Annamaria Wakileh and Erin Brown (Aberdeen).

A useful set of relevant resources on The Wellbeing Thesis, accessible to students and supervisors alike can be found here.