Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Bristol Dental School is committed to providing a positive working environment.
The School is contributing to the national goal of ensuring equality of opportunity for all, through:
- developing good employment practices;
- tackling the unequal representation in research, teaching and clinical posts;
- removing barriers for career progression.
We are part of the Dental Schools Council which has formed a working group with the Medical Schools Council focussing upon positive working environments within Dental Schools.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee & Athena SWAN Working Group
The School ED&I committee meet regularly to discuss all aspects of equality and diversity within the School.
To find out more, please contact us:
Athena SWAN Application Lead and ED&I Director: Dr Michele Barbour
ED&I Administrator: Ms Tabitha Blackwell
Mr James Tubman
Ms Sarah Bain
Interim co-Head of School and Director of Dental Care Professionals (DCP) training
Dr Nilu Ahmed
Lecturer in Social Sciences
Professor David Dymock
Head of Teaching
Professor Tony Ireland
Dr Julie Mallinson
Clinical Lecturer, Head of Widening Participation
Dr Patricia Neville
Lecturer in Social Sciences
Dr James Puryer
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
Ms Chloe Poole
UBDSS Welfare Rep and UG Student Representative
Mr Daniel McHugh
Student Administration Manager
Dr Mohammed Saqib
Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery
Mr Sina Gilannejad
UBDSS President and Undergraduate student representative
Dr Nihal Bandara
Lecturer in Oral Microbiology
Ms Lorna Carswell
HR Business Partner, Human Resources
Athena SWAN Awards
Athena SWAN awards recognise the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression, and success for all.
They recognise the efforts of organisations to ensure a positive working environment: that diversity is represented and valued at all levels: and that there is equality of opportunity for promotion and progression for all staff.
Events and opportunities
Events and opportunities are circulated to the School by email and via the School's weekly Research Bulletin. Student and staff successes are shared and celebrated via our School News page and student blog, The Articulator.
Information on University-wide events and podcasts of previous presentations are available from the Equality and Diversity Team.
- Understanding unconscious bias: A short animation by The Royal Society
- How can we stop unconscious bias?
- How to avoid unconscious bias in reference writing: poster (PDF, 1,510kB)
- Who Needs Athena SWAN? - Recording of Live Debate from Kings College London, 12th October 2016
- Academic writes 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed
- Should academics lose out financially for taking maternity leave?
- Why women leave academia
- Women in research: recommendations for gender equality in higher education
- A University Blog: 50 shades of sexism in the academy
- How well are women represented in UK science?
- The women whom science forgot
- Four steps to killing off sexism in science
- Advancing women in medicine summit
- Advancing women in medicine: how can we move from rhetoric to action?
- Offline: Gender equality- the neglected sustainable development goal for health Article in the Lancet- Nov 2015 (PDF, 211kB)
- Row after University of York cancels International Men's Day event
- Dental Clinical Academic staffing
- Student mental health: friends on the front line
- Can motivations for studying dentistry inform us about gender and BME differences in dental academic careers?
- The University of Bristol wins best LGBT+ employer at the Bristol Pride Awards
- The trouble with the sisterhood in academia
- Pearn Kandola Racism in the Workplace Resources and Webinars.
- Trapped: why George Floyd’s death resonates so deeply | openDemocracy
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword), Amy Landon (Narrator).
- So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
- Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats, by Maya Goodfellow
- How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- UoB Equality, Diversity & Inclusion webpage
- Unconcious bias training
- UoB Staff networks (Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff network, LGBT+, Carers' network, Parents' Network, Disabled Staff Forum, Staff who stammer)
- UOB Students' union LGBT+ Information & LGBT+ Society
- UoB staff mental health and wellbeing
- UoB student mental health and wellbeing
- University information for working parents
- University Returning Carers' Scheme
- Staff Development for Academic and Professional Services staff
- Equality and Human Rights Commission reading lists
- Disabled Go produce disabled access guides to venues around the UK, including many University of Bristol buildings. When visiting the School of Oral & Dental Sciences, please do not hesitate to mention any access or other requirements when arranging your visit, so that we can best advise you.
If you would like further information or if you have comments or suggestions about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within our school, please contact ED&I team.