A graphic detailing the different aspects of the Turing's EDI framework

Remuneration, EDI and People Committee (REPCo)

The REPCo will hold the Institute to account on its performance on EDI and ensure it remains a high priority for senior leadership. You can see more details regarding our Board of Trustees on our governance page.

EDI Advisory Group

The EDI Advisory Group will be responsible for shaping and coordinating the EDI strategy and ensuring the tasks set out in the accompanying action plan are completed in good time. Co-chaired by the COO and a senior research colleague, it meets every two months and is attended by staff from across the Institute, with representatives from different departments and roles. The chairs of the staff network groups attend to feed back on policy and proposals and to facilitate feedback from the network groups.

“The Institute has the opportunity, responsibility and privilege to lead research that prioritises diversity and inclusion throughout the AI lifecycle – design, development, deployment and monitoring”

Anjali Mazumder, AI and Justice and Human Rights Theme Lead and co-chair (Research) of the EDI Advisory Group

EDI Advisory Group Membership 2021-2022

Julie Allan, Head of Culture and Engagement

Jon Atkins, COO and Co-Chair of the EDI Advisory Group

Louise Bowler, Research Data Scientist

Donna Brown, Director of Academic Engagement

Catrin Evans, Project Coordinator and LGBTQ+ Network Group Chair

Amy Gallimore, EDI Strategic Lead

Anjali Mazumder, AI and Justice and Human Rights Theme Lead and Co-Chair (Research) of the EDI Advisory Group

Cally Moraitis, Personal Assistant

Ben Murton, Head of Skills

Ania Oberc Lambert, Finance Business Partner 

Amerik Phull, HR Advisor

Cecilia Poli, University Liaison Manager


Clare Randall, Director of People

Tim Rodgers, Data Protection Manager

Jon Row, AI for Science and Government Programme Chair, Programme Director for Data Science for Science and Turing Fellow

Samantha Selvarajah, Academic Services Manager

Jemma Smith, Office Manager and Disability and Wellbeing Network Group Chair

Kathryn Stillman, Interim Director of Communications and Engagement

Iain Styles, Turing University Lead (University of Birmingham)

Patrick Sutton, Internal Communications Manager

Kimberly Ton Mai, Enrichment Student

Anneca York, Events Coordinator and Race Equality Network Group Chair

Erin Young, Research Fellow 

Anujan Poologaindran, Doctoral Student


EDI network groups

The role of the network groups is to act as ‘critical friends’ to the Institute and to provide staff with the opportunity to contribute to the developing EDI agenda.

Chaired and attended by volunteers, the network groups will be responsible for providing support within their areas to the EDI team, creating a safe space for the community to discuss relevant topics, raising awareness by organising events, promoting social networks and advancing initiatives and best practice.

Disability and Wellbeing Network Group

The Disability and Wellbeing Network Group aims to promote an inclusive environment both physically and virtually for the Turing community. We provide a forum for discussion of issues facing disabled staff, students and researchers, operating in accordance with the 'social model' of disability, which recognises that it is systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion that prevents people with diverse abilities from fully participating and realising their aspirations. We also focus on the promotion of wellbeing for all members of the Turing community.

Jemma Smith, Network Group Chair

Glenn Abastillas, Senior Data Scientist

Julie Allan, Head of Culture and Engagement

Jon Atkins, COO

Louise Coutts, Senior Research Associate

Catrin Evans, Project Coordinator

James Lloyd, Science Writer

Harriet McCann, Research Project Manager

Amerik Phull, HR Advisor

Camila Rangel Smith, Research Data Scientist

Griff Rees

Chiara Sbruazzo, Programme Administrator

Samantha Selvarajah, Academic Services Manager

Jason Venturi, HR Administrator

Jessie Wand, Senior Events and Engagement Coordinator

Gender Equality Network Group

To be formed September 2021.

LGBTQ+ Equality Network Group

The aim of the LGBTQ+ Equality Network Group is to identify and address barriers to the recruitment, development and promotion of the  LGBTQ+ community in the Institute, and provide social and networking opportunities for our LGBTQ+ community. 

Catrin Evans, Network Group Chair

Glenn Abastillas, Senior Data Scientist

Harry Meacher, Research Project Manager

Sophie Peacock, Personal Assistant

Otis Smith, Facilities Assistant

Ashley Van de Casteele, Strategic Support Officer

Erin Young, Research Fellow

Race Equality Network Group

A network group for all, where people of all races can discuss themes around race. We embrace our differences and aspire towards equality for all. Our activity comprises sharing opportunities, offering support, discussing concerns, and addressing racial discrimination and disadvantages in a safe and welcoming space. Aside from our regular meetings, we organise events and group meetings for specific issues, and raise awareness alongside national campaigns (such as inclusivity week and Black History Month).

Anneca York, Network Group Chair

Ruth Ahnert, Turing Fellow

Vanessa Bayliss, Personal Assistant

Catherine Cunningham, Senior Finance Business Partner

Jacquelyn El Nemer, Executive Assistant

Kemi Fadeyi, HR Operations and Payroll Officer

Adeniyi Fasoro, Research Project Manager

Samantha Gardiner, Assistant Financial Accountant

Monique Harry, Reception and Office Support

Harriet McCann, Research Project Manager

Daisy Parry, DSG Administrator

André Piza, Research Project Manager

Amber Raza, Research Project Manager

Khanisa Riaz, Research Project Manager

Otis Smith, Facilities Assistant

Charlie Thomas, International Officer

Alaric Williams, Research Project Manager