Equity is in our DNA.

Since 1965, it has been the value that sets us apart and today it is the value that underpins our success.

We know that embedding equity, diversity and inclusion as the guiding principles in all we do helps us to live and achieve our other values of excellence, engagement and sustainability.

We are currently working across our institution to co-create a strategic, cohesive and meaningful EDI framework that our staff and students can relate and respond to, to create positive change. At the University of Newcastle, the broader equity, diversity and inclusion ecosystem includes:

The EDI framework will support the delivery of the Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and align with the University’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our People

Formed in 2019, the dedicated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit sits in the Academic Division and works with both staff and students to translate institutional goals into tangible outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.

The Unit is led by Director Tina Crawford and uses a business partner model to support Colleges and Divisions with EDI-related policies, projects, and events.

Tina Crawford

Director Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Client areas: Vice-Chancellor's Division and Academic Division

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Rachel Fowell

Manager Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Client areas: College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing
Research and Innovation Division

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Emma Palmer

Manager Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Client areas: College of Engineering, Science and Environment
Resources Division

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Dylan Mitchell

Senior Advisor, Equity Diversity and Inclusion
Client areas: College of Human and Social Futures
Global Engagement and Partnerships Division

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