Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

School of Physics Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The School of Physics aims to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all students and staff regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identification. As such, the School strongly supports UNSW's Equity and Diversity Policy in regard to these matters.

The School of Physics Equity and Diversity Committee oversees these issues. Its mission is to understand and overcome barriers to entry and advancement for members of under-represented groups in the School of Physics and to ensure that we provide a comfortable and safe educational environment for all. 

Please contact the School Equity and Diversity Committee Chair, Dr Kim-Vy Tran, if you would like to have input into the School Equity and Diversity Committee or raise any issues.

In liaison with UNSW Disability Services, the School coordinates appropriate course accommodations for students. The Disability Services liaison person in the School is Susan Hagon, Teaching Manager, (ph: 02 9385 6293).

We believe that (LGBTIQ) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (Questioning) students ought to be able to enjoy their time with us without experiencing any sense of alienation or ill-treatment at the hands of either staff or fellow students at UNSW.

The School liaison person for LGBTIQ issues is Julian Berengut, (ph: 02 9385 7637) who is a member of the Ally@UNSW network.

All members of the School Equity and Diversity Committee are available for confidential conversations about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion issues.
Please find their contact details below;


Kim-Vy Tran (Chair):  kimvy.tran@gmail.com

Susan Coppersmith (Head of School):  s.coppersmith@unsw.edu.au

Sarah Martell:  s.martell@unsw.edu.au

Neil Lawrence: neil.lawrence@unsw.edu.au

Zofia Krawzyk

Tom Dixon

Felix Lempriere

EDI Mailing list: edi-list@phys.unsw.edu.au