Responsibility for EDI lies with each and every member of the Oxford Brookes University community and more formally with the Board of Governors. However, to ensure the University meets its legal obligations, actively promotes good practice and monitors our progress, different areas of the University have special responsibility for developing and implementing EDI policy and practices.

  • HR Business Partnership Manager and team take the lead in advancing EDI policy and practice, providing advice and guidance on EDI issues as they relate to the university workforce, and ensuring effective communication.
  • The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional centre which specialises in research and knowledge transfer in the area of equality and diversity management and carries out projects that will underpin policy developments and inform best practice in the workplace.
  • Learning and Development, Organisational Effectiveness and Development provides a range of courses that develop an understanding of EDI issues, such as the Recruitment and Selection course and the EDI on-line course. 
  • The Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development (OCAED) undertakes projects related to the enhancement of the student experience from a learning development perspective.
  • The Access and Participation Group (APG) advises the Vice-Chancellor’s Group (VCG) on all matters relating to access and participation for students, particularly those with protected characteristics, those of particular ethnicities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The group covers matters relating to the entire student life cycle from pre-enquiry through to employment. APG may also advise other relevant University and Faculty committees including, for example, the Quality and Learning Infrastructure Committee and Teaching and Learning Enhancement Committee.

See a full list of key contacts for information:

Equality Charters and Frameworks

Description Lead Contact Contact No. Email contact
Athena SWAN (Institution) Professor Linda King 3241
PA 4891
Athena SWAN Steering Group

Jane Butcher


Athena SWAN Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (HLS) Astrid Schloerscheidt 3240
Athena SWAN Faculty of Technology Design and Environment (TDE)

Jill Childs

Sally Wells



Athena SWAN Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

Michelle Montgomery

Sarah Matthews

Jane Stevens Crawshaw




Athena SWAN Oxford Brookes Business School (OBBS) Andrew Halford 5985
Race Equality Steering Group Professor Anne-Marie Kilday 3580

University services and groups supporting EDI

Brookes Students UnionSU President01865 484750

Head of Inclusive Support Service

Susannah Lloyd-Shogbesan

Wellbeing Reception 4650

Student EDI Manager

Student EDI Advice


Wellbeing Reception 4650
EDI Adviser (Staff)Jane
Occupational HealthChristie
Staff and Learning Development - OCSLDJackie
Inclusive Teaching and LearningMary
Harassment and Bullying AdvisersJane
Deputy Director of Academic & Student Administration (Student Services)Christopher
Multifaith ChaplaincyKate
Access and Participation Group

Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt

Elaine Mason



Equality Diversity and Inclusion Advisory GroupJane
Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

Anne Laure Humbert

Mieke Tyrrell

ALH 5962

MT 8108

Oxford Brookes Staff Diversity Networks

LGBTQ+ Forum

Jayne Stuart or Jane Butcher5439 or 5443

Staff Disability Network


BAME Staff Network

Lydiah Igweh

Myles Catley


Amended to ‘bame’

Carers’ ForumJane

Faculty and Directorate Equality Diversity and Inclusion Champions

Directorate / FacultyNameContact numberEmail
Academic and Student Administration

Catherine Cook

Hellen Barton

Michael Panagopulos




Estates and Facilities Management

Pete Toomer and

Gary Warwick



Finance and Legal ServicesRowan
Human ResourcesMary
IT ServicesTanja
Learning Resources

Jan Haines

Kate Alderson-Smith


Marketing, Recruitment and EngagementEmma
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Maxine Fletcher

Jane Goodman-Brown



Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sarah Matthews

Jane Stevens Crawshaw



Faculty of Technology Design and EnvironmentDiego
Oxford Brookes Business School

Anne Laure Humbert

Sola Adesola