Equality and Diversity Unit

Equality and Diversity Unit enquiries number: 01865 (2)89825
Fax: 01865 (2)89830

Email: equality@admin.ox.ac.uk

Postal address: Equality and Diversity Unit, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD
Office location: 5 Worcester Street, Oxford

Head of the Equality and Diversity Unit: Vacant
PA to the Head of the Equality and Diversity Unit: Caroline Kennedy

The Equality and Diversity Unit (EDU) works to progress the University’s equality objectives. It has a responsibility to promote equality and diversity for both staff and students, and undertakes policy development and implementation in relation to this.

The Head of the Unit reports to the Director of Human Resources and interacts with a wide range of staff across the collegiate University, in particular working closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel and Equality), and those in Personnel Services and the Academic Administration Division.

Profile of the Head of the Equality and Diversity Unit

Trudy Coe’s early career was in the UK Civil Service and as Head of Policy for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). At the CMI, she developed a research project on the cultural barriers to women in management before becoming director of a higher education consultancy. Here, she specialised in work on women in science in the UK, before joining the University of Oxford in 2004. She worked for the Oxford Learning Institute, setting up management and leadership development programmes, and the Department of Physics, before joining the Equality and Diversity Unit in 2011.

She is a graduate of the University of Bath, where she trained as an interpreter in French and Spanish.