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Diversity, Inclusion & Equality in Psychology

Diversity, Inclusion & Equality in Psychology

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

Our strategy

Our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion is underpinned by:

  • 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 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.

We’re committed to providing an equal working and learning environment. This 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

Athena SWAN

As scientists and practitioners, we are very keen on championing the role of women in academia.

The Athena SWAN Charter encourages the career advancement of women in higher education and research STEMM roles:

  • science
  • technology
  • engineering
  • maths
  • medicine

Newcastle University currently holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. The Faculty of Medical Sciences received a Silver Athena SWAN Award in 2018. The School of Psychology were significant contributors to this achievement.

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