Disability Advisory Group

The Advisory Group are working towards a culture that is more aware of and supportive of disabled people.  Services for disabled students fall outside the remit of this group.

Membership is drawn from staff across the collegiate University with experience of or an interest in disability. The list is not exhaustive and from time to time new co-opted members may be invited to the group (for a specific time) to assist with projects that the group is working on. The membership will be discussed and revised every two years to ensure that the group has the opportunity to work with new and fresh ideas.

Hannah Ravenswood, Oxford Learning Institute

Jason Gurney, Finance

Dan Holloway, Linguistics and Philology

Paul Moorhouse, Finance (Acting Deputy chair)

Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, Staff Disability Advisor, Equality and Diversity Unit 

Kathy Noren-Curtis, Disability Advisory Service

Dr Catherine Walter, Chair, Linacre College

Verity Westgate, Department of Psychiatry

Emily Sharpe, UAS

Katy Routh, Wycliffe Hall

Teresa Pedroso, Bodleian

Benjamin Smith, Estates

  • To advise the Equality and Diversity Panel and the Equality and Diversity Unit (EDU) on issues relating to staff disability.
  • To enable the views of disabled people to inform policy development and decision-making at the University.
  • To support the University in developing good practice in relation to providing a safe and supportive environment for disabled staff and visitors.

The group will meet at least once a term.

The group will report to the Equality and Diversity Panel.

The group will circulate agendas and minutes to encourage input from members of the Staff Disability Network.