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Welcome message from the Associate Dean Diversity and Inclusion

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences website for Diversity and Inclusion. This website was established to celebrate our diversity, share resources, and provide an opportunity for staff involvement in our diversity and inclusion initiatives across the Faculty.

As your Associate Dean Diversity and Inclusion, I am passionate and committed to equity and will use my role to advocate for people, their purpose, and for medicine and science.

We all have the right to a diverse and discrimination free workplace, where gender, sexuality and sexual orientation, disability, health issues, ethnicity and race, and an individual’s background should not be a barrier to reaching their full potential. My resolute goal is to continue to develop and bring new ideas to lead key initiatives that will enhance our Faculties progression towards Diversity and Inclusion.

Our Faculty is ranked among the top in the world for its impact, innovation, education, prosperity and growth. I believe we are ready to also be known for celebrating our diverse and outstanding people.

Professor Natalie Hannan
Associate Dean Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee 2023
DIAC: Jenn Lacy-Nichols, Ankur Singh, Kirsten Deane, Nury Emniyet, Rachel Toovey, Rita Hardiman, Sarah Bendall, Shakira Milton, Odette Mazel, Danny Hatters, Jess Heerde; Kath Sellick; Josh Cubillo, Natalie Hannan (Chair), Alexandra Devine; Mellissa Kavenagh and Natalie Ryan (not pictured)

MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC)

The MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) is made up of individuals across the Faculty who are committed to an environment where diversity is respected and affirmed.

The Committee includes professional and academic staff, early career researchers and senior leadership from each of the Schools in MDHS. Members have a range of diverse experiences, perspectives,  attributes, and expertise. We are currently seeking  student representatives to join the Committee. For more information, download the EOI

DIAC is  guided by the University’s Athena Swan (SAGE) Gender Equity Bronze Award, the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2030, and the Faculty’s Strategic Plan Advancing Health 2030. Read our Terms of Reference here. Please email DIAC with any questions or initiatives you'd like to propose.