Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I)

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I)

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is committed to embedding, fostering, and celebrating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I). This commitment is active and long-standing as we recognise we can and will do more. 

At LSTM we work actively to embed ED&I in our policies, processes, practices, and cultures. We believe ED&I is all our collective responsibility and expect people at  every level of our organisation to play their part.

Collaboratively, led by our ED&I Manager, we strive to embed ED&I across priority areas including (but not limited to):

Annual Statutory Reporting

Annual Statutory Reporting enables us to update on progress against objectives, capture the diversity of our staff and students, acknowledge gaps in our activities to inform action moving forward, and identify goals for the academic year ahead.

All higher education teaching and research institutes have a duty to publish information that demonstrates their compliance and responsibilities under The Equality Act (2010) and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). Reports must include information relating to people who share a relevant protected characteristic, who are employees or others affected by institutional policies and procedures.

At LSTM we are committed to working beyond the minimum statutory requirements and endeavour to celebrate diversity, embed equity and foster inclusion; to be an employer where our global community of staff, students, and partners all feel valued. We recognise that there is always further work to do on all areas of inclusion, which informs our continued efforts to improve.

In publishing our Annual Equity and Inclusion, and Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap reports we seek to:

  • update on annual progress against objectives;
  • capture the diversity of our staff and students;
  • acknowledge gaps in our activities to inform action moving forward;
  • and identify goals for the academic year ahead.

We are committed to building on our efforts and look forward to reporting our progress on these important priorities year on year.  

ED&I Staff Networks

At LSTM we encourage all staff to become members of our various specialist ED&I Staff Networks.

Each ED&I Staff Network represent diverse communities and are open to all staff, including allies and supporters. Networks allow staff to share experiences, create belonging and community, seek support and celebrate diversity.

Diversity charters, memberships, and action plans

Diversity charters, memberships, and action plans guide LSTM on its journey of continual learning to becoming a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive organisation.

Race Equity at LSTM and the Race Equality Charter


Samia Benbrih (pronouns she/her)
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager