Diversity and Inclusion at the Turner Institute
The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we meet and work. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.
We are committed to social justice and human rights – and we strive to support inclusion for Indigenous Australians, people from financially and socially disadvantaged backgrounds, people from rural and regional areas, people with disabilities, women in the workplace, people of diverse genders and sexualities, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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“Everyone at the Turner Institute is valued. This is because the Turner Institute is genuinely committed to promoting inclusion and diversity in everything that we do – across research, graduate research, education and the clinic. We believe in dignity and respect, and embrace an inclusive culture. We also offer programs and support to suit the personal circumstances of all our staff, so they may meaningfully contribute to our innovative research projects and delivery of impactful outputs. Our approach to inclusion and diversity means that we attract and retain the best talent, and continue to work as one team in delivering impact and improving the lives of Australians.”
Professor Kim Cornish, Turner Institute Director
Diversity and Inclusion at the Turner Institute focuses on three key areas.
Professor Kim Cornish, Turner Institute Director (centre), and Professor Dena Lyras, Biomedical Discovery Institute (BDI) (right) accept the 2017 Vice Chancellor Diversity and Equity Award for Gender Equity on behalf of the MICCN-BDI-ARMI Gender Equity Committee
The Turner Institute’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment has been recognised by the following awards:
- 2017 Vice Chancellor Diversity and Equity Award for Gender Equity (left)
- 2017 Vice Chancellor Diversity and Equity Commendation for commitment to the development of more inclusive education in the Psychology curriculum around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (awarded to Danielle Amiet)
- 2016 Vice Chancellor Diversity and Equity Award for our commitment to Indigenous Health in the Psychology Curriculum (awarded to Dr Laura Jobson)
- 2015 Vice Chancellor Diversity and Equity Award for Gender Equity (awarded to Professor Kim Cornish)