Equality and Diversity Statement

At the Kavli INsD we are committed to creating and sustaining an environment in which all individuals feel valued and respected – an environment with diversity, equality and inclusion at its core. We are proud of the unique backgrounds which form a community in which we are all able to work together to achieve our full potential. We recognise that it is our differences that play a critical role in our success, both as individuals and as a community.




On 10th November 2022 the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building 'Parents & Carers Support Group' was launched for all building departments, including Kavli INsD member departments. 

The group is aimed at parents, parents-to-be, and carers, and is a space to share information and experiences on a range of topics such as childcare, schools, parental leave, returning to work, HR/administration, and more. The group aims to provide informal, practical support to complement existing resources provided by the University and Departments (Department of Biochemistry intranet access is required for this link). 

The group is open to everyone based in the DCH Building and to both male and female parents and carers.  




If you believe that you have been subject to bullying or harassment, our team of Welfare Officers are available to provide confidential support and guidance, either formal or informal. You can reach the team by contacting welfare@bioch.ox.ac.uk or by using the details below.

Conversations with Welfare Officers can simply involve an informal chat (in person or online). There is no obligation to proceed any further unless you wish to do so. The aim is to support you in the best and most suitable way possible.

If you witness something you believe to be bullying or harassment, you can raise this confidentially* using bystander@bioch.ox.ac.uk .

Talking about these incidents not only helps support those directly involved, it can also help prevent future incidents, and contribute to a more inclusive culture for all members of the community.

Messages sent to these accounts will be read by a member of the Welfare Officers network, who will then get in touch with you for a further discussion. The content of your message will not be passed any further without your consent.

Brent Ryan ( brent.ryan@dpag.ox.ac.uk) ¹


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¹ based in the Kavli Institute