Diversity, inclusion and belonging in the Faculty of Science

Diversity and inclusion are key priorities for the Faculty of Science. Find out how the Faculty of Science is working to ensure diversity and equity and foster inclusion among our people.

Our vision

Excellence comes in many forms and diversity of thought, perspective and disciplines is essential to deliver globally leading science. Inclusivity, belonging and diversity underpin our core principles at the Faculty of Science, and inform our policies, practices, and values.

Our vision is to create a supportive and respectful environment where various perspectives and voices are heard in order to make a difference. Fostering a thriving, fair and diverse community ensures we are best placed to advance research, teaching and solve real-world issues.

Acknowledgment of Country

We acknowledge the first scientists of the unceded lands on which we work, learn and live: the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples (Burnley, Fishermans Bend, Parkville, Southbank and Werribee campuses), The Yorta Yorta Nation (Dookie and Shepparton campuses), and the Dja Dja Wurrung people (Creskwick campus).

Find out more about Indigenous research, engagement and inclusion in the Faculty of Science.

Our strategy

The Faculty of Science has several strategies that support our vision of creating and fostering a supportive and respectful environment.

Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

The Faculty of Science has used feedback from staff and students to develop an action plan with steps to improving belonging, inclusivity and diversity within our work and study environment.

Staff can access the full Action Plan via the intranet.

Download the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan summary (PDF 108.8 KB)

Gender Equity Strategy

The Gender Equity in Science Strategy is a commitment by the Faculty to make a significant impact in achieving gender equity. The strategy outlines the initiatives which will provide important momentum towards this aim for female, trans and gender-diverse staff and students, across a number of areas and with ambitious targets and measures.

Our gender equity strategyDownload the Gender Equity Strategy (PDF 367.5 KB)

Our people

The Faculty of Science’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and each of its schools’ committees bring together staff and students to identify, discuss, advise on and progress issues and initiatives related to a providing diverse and inclusive environment.

Head shot of Dr Georgina Such
Diversity and inclusion are key priorities for the Faculty of Science. I see my role as the Associate Dean as being to develop initiatives and events so that everyone within the Faculty feels included and supported. All staff and students need to feel they have a voice in how we make the Faculty of Science a better, more inclusive place to work. Dr Georgina Such, Associate Dean (Diversity, Inclusion and Women in Science)

Meet the D&I committee

Our actions


For further information on the Faculty of Science’s equity and diversity initiatives, contact Georgina Such (g.such@unimelb.edu.au).