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Diversity, Inclusion & Equality in Psychology

Diversity, Inclusion & Equality in Psychology

We value diversity in our staff and students and actively seek to promote an inclusive and welcoming culture.

 This is underpinned by the university's strategies:

  • Equality strategy
  • Dignity and respect policy

We treat all staff and students courteously and fairly, irrespective of:

  • gender
  • sex
  • marital or parental status
  • ethnic origin
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • age
  • religious beliefs or political beliefs.

The School encourages staff attendance at equality and diversity events and has funds available for staff and students to attend these. For more information, contact the Head of School.

Athena SWAN

As scientists and practitioners, we are very keen on championing the role of women in academia. The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

Newcastle University currently holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. The Faculty of Medical Sciences was awarded a Silver Athena SWAN Award in 2018. The School of Psychology were significant contributors to this achievement. Find out more about Athena SWAN at Newcastle University.

We’re committed to providing an equal and fair working and learning environment which enables staff and students to achieve their full potential. We encourage career development and work-life balance throughout.

Professor Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon, Head of School