Equity, diversity and inclusion

Adaptability, foresight, valuing individuals, and fair and equitable practices are the cornerstones of a safe and creative workplace. The University recognises our people are our greatest asset and at the heart of our successes.

In the Faculty of Education and Arts, we aim to support workplace aspirations and enhance opportunities for success for individuals and groups, and acknowledge that together we can grow, be excellent and have impact.

Leading the way

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental principles in the workplace, and our leadership in these areas is already a strength within the Faculty. We are exceptionally proud that many individuals and groups are undertaking and supporting important initiatives in this space within their Schools, the University and the wider community.

Just Brilliance

Just Brilliance

Professor Lyndall Ryan (AM, FAHA)

Professor Ryan's work on the Colonial Frontier Massacres 1788-1930 research project is an inspiring example of how her career speaks directly to the University’s values of Equity, Excellence and Engagement in just about every way possible.

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Our team

There are five Assistant Deans in Equity Diversity and Inclusion (AD-EDI) across the University. They are charged with the important task of implementing processes, activities and projects that will improve

  • representation
  • inclusion
  • diversity
  • awareness or acceptance
  • addressing needs that are identified within their respective Faculties

The Assistant Deans work together with the University's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to build further on our strong performance represented by the Athena SWAN bronze award.

Professor Allyson Holbrook

School of Education

Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Dr Neville Clement

Honorary Associate Lecturer
School of Education

Associate Professor Nancy Cushing

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Mrs Jessica Deburr

College Support Officer
Office PVC - Human and Social Futures

Associate Professor Trisha Pender

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr David Roy

School of Education

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.