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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

When people feel included and are treated fairly and respectfully, they are more likely to perform better and recommend the University as a good place to work and study.

Our aim is to encourage and support a diverse and inclusive environment that will attract the best staff and students and create a community that is fair and respectful and that we all want to be a part of.

We provide professional advice, guidance and the tools to enable everyone working or studying at Exeter to take individual responsibility and help create an inclusive community.

Contact us at:

Email: edi@exeter.ac.uk

Alternatively for queries about specific areas or issues please see our profiles below.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion website

For more information please see the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion website

Dorcas Cowan 7 x 5

Dorcas Cowan

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager

Dorcas is the strategic lead for equality, diversity and inclusion at the University and works in an advisory capacity to further embed equality, diversity and inclusion across the institution. 


Usual working pattern: Tuesday – Friday

Email: D.M.Cowan@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725265 (internal 5265)

Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager



Email: R.J.S.Thomas@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725396 (internal 5396)

Shades Chaudhary 7 x 5

Shraddha Chaudhary (Shades)

Communications and Engagement Officer

Shraddha supports EDI related projects and campaigns, focusing mainly on the work of the provost commission. Shades has specific responsibility for student engagement and communications within the team and also manages engagement with external stakeholders. 

Usual working pattern: Monday - Friday

Email: s.chaudhary@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 5755 (internal 5755)

Beth Pitcher 196x140

Bethany Pitcher

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor




Usual working pattern: Tuesday - Friday

Email: B.Pitcher@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 2037 (internal 2037)

Claire Green 196x140

Claire Green

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

I support and assist in the development and implementation of inclusivity strategies, policies and procedures for the College of Humanities (HUMS) and University of Exeter Business School (UEBS). I also engage with external equality accreditations at institutional, college and department level. 

Usual working pattern: Monday - Wednesday

Email: C.E.Peacock@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723572 (internal 3572)

Rae Preston 196 x 140

Rae Preston

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Rae is EDI Advisor for the University's Cornwall campuses in Penryn and Truro and supports CLES Cornwall and the institution with Athena Swan accreditation.


Usual working pattern: Monday - Friday

Email: R.Preston@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1326 254090 (internal 4090)

Tom Caro 7 x 5

Tom Caro

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor




Usual working pattern: Mon AM/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Email: T.Caro@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725341 (internal 5341)