Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Psychology Department are committed to the principles and values of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). We are determined to break with outdated traditions and pursue new policies and approaches to create a fairer and more inclusive environment for our students, staff and visitors. The core areas of activity for the Department’s EDI committee align with and are informed by the EDI objectives and policy of Lancaster University. They are also driven, from the bottom up, by the challenges faced by our staff and students as they work and learn.

Committee structure and members

Chair: Dr Kate Messenger

Gender Equality - Athena Swan lead: Professor Sandra Sünram-Lea

Race Equality advocates: Professor Mark Levine and Professor Trevor Crawford

LGBTQIA+ advocate: Dr Jaime Benjamin

Disabilities officer: Dr L-J Stokes

  • Athena SWAN

    We have received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award as a result of having successfully carried out a detailed and honest self-assessment of the department. We have proposed an ambitious, measurable, and timely action plan that clearly promotes gender equality and inclusivity across all our activities.

  • Disabilities

    The Psychology Department are committed to ensuring that all students are supported in accessing teaching and learning activities through the provision of reasonable adjustments for recognised impairments.

  • Race Equality

    The Psychology Department is committed to supporting the University’s activities in relation to the Race Equality Charter.


    The Psychology Department is committed to equality for everyone, no matter what their gender identities or sexual orientations may be.