Structure & Governance

EDI Senior Leadership Team

Our Division comprises a range of business units, networks and institutes to support a wide range of equity cohorts and initiatives.

Professor Eileen Baldry has short blond bobbed hard, she wears a white shirt and dark blazer and is sat with her arms crossed, smiling.

Professor Eileen Baldry (AO)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Equity Diversity & Inclusion

Eileen Baldry (BA, DipEd, MWP, PhD) is a Professor of Criminology at UNSW where she has been an academic since 1993. 

In 2016 Eileen was named as one of the inaugural PLuS Alliance Fellows in Social Justice and was appointed the distinguished position of Academic Chair of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Board. In 2017 she was made UNSW’s first Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity Diversity (DVC EDI) and Inclusion. She is also the current Deputy Chair of the Disability Council NSW.

In 2021 Eileen was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to tertiary education, to criminology and social welfare policy, and as an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion".

“The evidence is that the more we improve equity and fairness in our society - that is, reduce the gap between rich and poor, achieve equity for women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, the LGBTIQ+ community and other marginalised groups of people - the more everyone is able to contribute to and be positively invested in their communities and the broader society. Greater social justice results in a happier, safer and more prosperous society for all.”  

Professor Eileen Baldry, EDI Board Academic Chair

Directors

Mary Teague

Improving access to higher education for students from under-represented backgrounds through research, partnerships and outreach and creating a welcoming and diverse community at UNSW where everyone can participate fairly in a safe and respectful environment.

 

Ursula Brown 

Supporting the operational needs of the Division ensuring initiatives are governed, work is visible and EDI principles always underpin the University’s conduct

The EDI Board

UNSW’s Equity Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Board supports organisational change to enable the University to be a leading exemplar in diversity and inclusion. The University’s Leadership Team and Diversity Champions play an integral part in driving this change, meeting quarterly to prioritise initiatives that can improve equity and diversity for students and staff and reviews progress of diversity goals against the plans and targets set by the University, Faculties and Divisions.  

Find out more about us

Under UNSW’s Strategy 2025 Vision for Social Impact, EDI continues to work to shape and progress a just society by mobilising our community’s expertise to lead debate, sustainably address global challenges, and foster equity, diversity and inclusion.

We work with the whole UNSW community to embed the principles and practices of equity, diversity and inclusion across our campuses.

UNSW has achieved recognition in a range of industry awards and programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion.