Who we are
The RCSI Senior Management Team holds overall responsibility for equality, diversity and inclusion.
The RCSI EDI Unit was established in July 2017. The Unit manages, promotes and coordinates EDI activities across the University. The Unit is comprised of four staff:
- Associate Director/Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Dr Avril Hutch
- Research & Policy Officer: Julia Morrow
- Events Coordinator: Justin Murphy
- Athena SWAN Project Officer: Oluchi Porter
The RCSI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) was established in 2019. The EDIC is responsible for advising the Senior Management Team on all equality, diversity and inclusion matters in RCSI. The Committee is chaired by Senior Management Team member and Director of International Engagement and External Relations, Abi Kelly.
The EDIC membership is comprised of 38 staff and students.
Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team
RCSI received an Athena SWAN Bronze award in 2018. The Athena SWAN Institutional Self Assessment Team (SAT) is responsible to developing and monitoring the implementation of the RCSI Athena SWAN Gender Equality Action Plan. The SAT is chaired by the Registrar/CEO and is comprised of 27 staff and students.
Departmental Athena SWAN Self Assessment Teams
There are six Athena SWAN departmental SATs. These departments are responsible for developing and implementing Athena SWAN gender equality action plans. The Department of Anatomy received an Athena SWAN Bronze award in 2019.
Staff and Student EDI Forums
EDI Forums work to address priority EDI issues and develop/implement dedicated policies and action plans. Focus areas include:
- Gender identity and expression
- Ending sexual violence, supporting survivors, promoting consent (ESP)
- Race equality
- Access for all
Staff EDI Networks
RCSI has six staff equality networks. These are driven by staff interests and supported by the EDI Unit.
The EDI Networks are championed by Senior Management Team sponsors and driven by staff themselves with rotating staff chairs each year. Staff networks include:
- Age Friendly Network
- Intercultural Network
- Men’s Shed
- Parents and Carers Network
- Pride Network
- Women’s Network