The Champion roles have been devised to provide a point of contact for staff, students and external persons if they have issues or ideas concerning each of the strands (e.g. if a student wants to organise a conference or an event), but also to think about how we might improve school policies in these areas.
Each champion and deputy are the primary point of contact for the strand and are responsible for bringing issues to the EDI committee. If you have a question for one of the champions or would like to find out more information, please see their contact details below.
I'm Sandra Duffy (she/they) and I'm a Lecturer in Law working on issues around gender diversity, postcolonialism, and international human rights law. Outside of my academic work on trans rights, I have a background as an academic activist for feminist and reproductive justice causes. My priority as LGBTQI+ Champion is making sure that staff and students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions find the Law School a supportive and welcoming place to work.
I was the Athena Swan lead for our Law School's Bronze Award and I am member of the University's Athena Swan team. My research interests include gender issues in corporate governance. As a part-time working mother, I understand some of the challenges relevant to female workers and students and I hope to make a positive difference for women in the Law School.
- Holly Powley
I am interested in how our changing ideas of what it means to be human influences the content and implementation of laws, as well as legal education. I also co-designed and co-teach a unit on law and race. My scholarship includes work on racialisation, decolonisation, and the law. As Racial Inequalities Champion my hope is to continue to create a law school where significant conversations about racial justice can take place and we can make change happen.