Equity and Inclusion

At LSTM we endeavour not only to reduce, but to dismantle barriers to inclusion and progression wherever they exist. We know that this is a long journey—there are no ‘quick fixes’, and the work will never be ‘done’.

We want to move the conversation on from ‘equality’ to ‘equity’, with the understanding and appreciation that treating all people equally, without consideration of context or background, often perpetuates historic inequality for marginalised groups. And we know that organisations don’t reap the benefits of a diverse workforce without ensuring that the workplace is a place where all can thrive. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive environment, that by its very nature attracts and retains a diverse, global workforce.

So whilst we are committed to upholding the statutory requirements of the Equality Act 2010, we want to go further in the ‘due regard’ we give to removing and minimising disadvantages for our staff both in the UK and globally.

Equality and Diversity Policy Statement

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is a highly specialised, values-driven institution making a global impact.

We welcome staff, students and partners from across the world into the LSTM community.

Diversity is one of the things that makes LSTM such a great place to work and study.  Our aim is to be a truly inclusive organisation that promotes equality of opportunity, encourages ambition and the development of human potential.

We will continually improve outcomes and opportunities for our staff, students and stakeholders across all groups, and are proactive in advancing equality and supporting people to achieve their potential through inclusive practice.

We provide a safe, dignified and inclusive environment where every member of the LSTM community is valued and treated with respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, or where they are based.

We will not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination or behaviour that is contrary to this policy statement, that wastes talent, stifles ability or negatively impacts upon human dignity or relationships across the LSTM community.

We expect every member of the LSTM community to share our values and champion equality and inclusion, to work in accordance with this policy statement and contribute to the delivery of our Equality and Diversity Strategy.