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Kate Williams

Kate Williams

With: University of Leicester

Role: Health Services Researcher in the Department of Health Sciences

Kate has been involved in health services research for the past 20 years.  Kate has held a keen interest in equality, diversity and inclusion throughout her career, she was the Departmental Equalities Officer and from 2011, chaired the Health Sciences Athena SWAN self- assessment team – the first at Leicester to gain a silver award and became Gender Equality Lead for the College of Life Sciences (formerly the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology) in 2015.  Kate became Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Equality and Diversity in 2016 and has led the development of the University Equality Diversity and Inclusion strategy as well as leading on the University of Leicester commitment to the UN HeForShe campaign.

Using a HeForShe Ideathon to Tackle Gender Based Violence

As part of the Efficiency Exchange series on student mental health and wellbeing, Kate Williams shares with us how the University of Leicester addresses gender based violence on campus through the HeForShe campaign.

Kate Williams – with this role you get a perspective across the entire university

Nobody engages in equality and diversity issues to win badges, says Kate Williams, but the University of Leicester’s deputy pro-vice chancellor for equality and diversity has been part of a team whose commitment has been recognised with awards and charter marks. She tells Efficiency Exchange about her role and what works when leading culture change.