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REC Champions Network

RACIAL EQUITY CHAMPIONS NETWORK

A Racial Equity Champions Network has been established at Queen’s to support the University in its work on REC, and racial inequality more broadly. The network is made up of staff from all of our Schools and Directorates who are passionate about advancing race equality, and have knowledge and expertise in this area.

At least one co-Champion from each area attends Network meetings enabling institution-wide connectivity and a collaborative approach. Our REC Champions:

  • act as advocates for the University’s Racial Equity programme, promoting and raising awareness of racial equity issues within Schools/Directorates.
  • act as a conduit between their local area and the Network by providing feedback and disseminating information on activities at local level and across the university.
  • meet regularly with local Senior Management Teams (or equivalent) to support and implement good practice in racial equity.
  • engage with education aligned with diversifying the curriculum, reviewing data on staff and student populations in Schools/Directorates, and feeding into institutional culture.
  • celebrate diversity locally and engage with staff and students on Racial Equity events and activities across the university.
  • contribute to work on the Advance HE Race Equality Charter (REC) application and development of action plan.
  • engage with relevant staff networks.

CURRENT RACIAL EQUITY CHAMPIONS NETWORK

Name

School/Department

John Finnigan  Academic and Student Affairs
Dr Simon Mawhinney School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Kieran Higgins School of Biological Sciences
Dr Chirangano Mangwandi  School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 
Dr Paul Kavanagh  School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Helena Maginness-Fitzpatrick  Development and Alumni Relations Office 
Dr Blesson Varghese  School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Vishal Sharma  School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tanya Carey  Finance
Dr Francine Rossone de Paula
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Ashok Malhotra
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Thomas Smith
The Language Centre, Information Services
Dr Adone Mohd-Sarip
Co-Chair, iRise
Dr Salissou Moutari
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Ikhlas El Karim
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Mairead Corrigan School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Vijay Tiwari School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Madjid Karimirad
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Barry Quinn
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Nimmy John
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Conor Curran
People and Culture
Dr Carole Parsons
School of Pharmacy
Dr Dimitrios Lamprou School of Pharmacy
Dr Magdalena Rychlowska School of Psychology
Dr Paddy O'Connor School of Psychology
Ann Campbell Queen's Gender Initiative 
Lauren Gallagher Queen's Gender Initiative 
Professor Karen McCloskey Queen's Gender Initiative 
Anne Rowan Queen's Management School
Dr Mani Narayanan Research and Enterprise
Dr Sultan Turkan School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Ben Crothers Naughton Gallery, Student Plus
Cecilia Heron Student Plus
Dr Maurice Macartney Public Engagement
Race Equality Charter
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