Equity and diversity

RSPE takes equity and diversity issues seriously. We aim to create a culture where our staff and students can work and study in an inclusive environment regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.

RSPE Equity and Diversity Committee

The 2018 members:

  • Vince Craig (Co-Chair)
  • Jodie Bradby (Co-Chair)
  • Patrick Kluth
  • Hua Xia
  • Elena Ostrovskaya
  • Aqeel Akber
  • Karen Nulty
  • Joe Hope
  • A.J. Mitchell

The director is a permanent member of this committee.

The committee can be reached via equity@physics.anu.edu.au


RSPE supports the ANU ALLY network by promoting the training of ALLYs. The ANU Ally Network is a visible network of staff and students across the University who support the University’s commitment to providing an inclusive and respectful university environment for people who identify as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ*).

Akber, Aqeel profile
PhD Student
(02) 612 54837

Barden, Ethan profile
Departmental Visitor
(02) 612 57011

Bradby, Jodie profile
(02) 612 54916

Craig, Vincent profile
(02) 612 53359

Hicks, Kathy profile
Departmental Administrator
(02) 612 53423

Hope, Joseph profile
(02) 612 52780

Kluth, Patrick profile
Head of Department
(02) 612 50358

McRae, Ellen profile
PhD Student
(02) 612 54837

Ostrovskaya, Elena profile
Associate Professor
(02) 612 53798

Sullivan, James profile
Head of Department
(02) 612 50040

Xia, Hua profile
(02) 612 53082

Equity-related school guidelines

RSPE private room

The school has a private room for breastfeeding, families, prayer or when a quiet, private space is required. Located on the ground floor of Building 60, Oliphant Private Room (307).

Bookings are required and can be made via the room booking system.

Other ANU equity and diversity links

Updated:  1 February 2019/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPE/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster