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The Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel (EDAP) advises the funding bodies, the REF team and the REF panels on the development of the full range of measures to promote equality and diversity in the REF. The panel will initially advise on measures to increase the representativeness of the expert panels, and on the development of the guidance and criteria that appropriately recognise equality and diversity considerations in all elements of submissions to the next REF.

EDAP is chaired by Professor Dianne Berry OBE and is made up of twelve members who have expertise in equality and diversity issues affecting research careers and experience in research leadership and management. They represent a range of institutions from around the UK.

Chair Role

Professor Dianne Berry OBE

Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies, and Professor of Psychology, University of Reading

Members Role

Professor Sally-Ann Cooper

Deputy Director, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Mr Paul Davidson

Deputy Director of People and Culture, Ulster University

Dr Angharad Davies

Clinical Associate Professor / Honorary Clinical Consultant, Swansea University

Professor Tara Dean

Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, University of Brighton

Professor Scott Fleming

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), and Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies, Bishop Grosseteste University

Ms Sarah Guerra

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, King's College London

Mr Patrick Johnson

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Law

Professor Raheela Khan

Professor of Cellular Physiology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

Professor Tessa Parkes

Research Director of the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research

Dr Katie Perry

Chief Executive, Daphne Jackson Trust

Ms Ellen Pugh (EDAP Adviser)

Policy Programme Manager, Advance HE

Professor Fiona Ross

Professor in Health Research, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London

Professor Kate Sang

Professor of Gender and Employment Studies, Heriot-Watt University

Observers Role

Ms Fiona Bates

Policy/Analysis Officer, Scottish Funding Council