EDI team members
Co-Leads of EDI in Psychology
Dr Ioanna Kapantai - Lecturer in Psychology
As a member of the Executive Team for the Department's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team, I lead on several initiatives including the Academic Peer Mentorship Scheme, the Autism Acceptance Week Event, the Decolonize Psychology bookclub and others.
Dr Joseph Sweetman - Senior Lecturer in Psychology
As well as Co-Lead of EDI in Psychology I am a steering group member of the BME staff, students and allies network. I’ve been involved in social, global, and environmental justice and union activism. It is my intent that students and staff from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served by the university.
From my own perspective, science is a critical, collaborative enterprise that is ultimately driven forward by minority thinking. I’m motivated to make this college, and university, a more civilised place where the science, and society in general, can benefit.
Please reach out: Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated, who knows we might help make some progress together!
Executive team members
Dr Safi K Darden (she/her) - Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead for Student Support (Racial Equality and Inclusion)
Hello! I am the third member of the Psychology Inclusion Executive team and have been involved in EDI networks and committees in the department and across the university since joining UoE in 2009. In my role as Academic Lead for Student Support (Racial Equality and Inclusion), I am committed to supporting students within the Psychology Department who are among the people who experience racism in our society. To me, this means working alongside students to celebrate student achievements, facilitate opportunities for networking and professional development, and challenge everyday and systemic barriers within and outside the department. In this endeavor, I hope that you will make contact so that I can stay informed, provide support and otherwise act on the information that I receive.
You can reach me during my ALSS Drop-in sessions (Tuesdays 13:45-15:45) either in person (WSL 124b) or online (click here to register and join); via direct message on Teams; during my academic office hours (you can find them here along with links to join on-line), and any time my office door is open (WSL 124b) or you see me around campus.