The co-directors of NTDhub are committed to diversity and have a strong track record of supporting and mentoring a diverse research team, including a number of PhD students from NTD endemic countries, with an excellent gender balance.
Two of our co-directors have specific Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) roles at the University of Surrey
- Dr Simmonds was the lead for the successful School of Bioscience and Medicine Athena SWAN silver award, and sits on the University’s Implementation Team as Faculty representative. She won the Vice Chancellor’s award for Equality and Diversity in 2017, and has speaks externally on Athena SWAN best practice.
- Dr Maringer is on the Faculty EDI committee and has a number of other roles within the university that seek to support diversity issues.
We recognise that some issues around EDI in our partner countries can be sensitive. In the future, we hope to embed specific equality and diversity training in our capacity building workshops.