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Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a vibrant community where an inclusive culture is promoted and diversity is valued. We support the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and subscribe to the Equal Opportunities Policy.

We have an active Equality and Diversity Committee to ensure these best practices are maintained and new strategies are developed to promote an inclusive and thriving environment at the Institute.  


CSCI & Haematology Equality and Diversity Committee and Champions 

The committee meets termly to support the dissemination, development and implementation of guidelines, procedures and policies related to equality and diversity. It is made up of members at all levels across the Institute and Department of Haematology. Staff and students are encouraged to contact the committee and/or join the meetings on an adhoc basis to raise any issues.

CSCI also has two Equality and Diversity Champions who provide visible leadership and promote good practice on gender equality: Srinjan Basu and Brian Huntly. 

Dr Srinjan Basu
Committee Chair & EDI Champion
Group Leader

Joanna Baxter
Post-doctoral Researcher
Dept of Haematology


Dr Brian Hendrich
Group Leader

Professor Brian Huntly
Group Leader & EDI Champion

Dr Nathalie Kingston
Director NIHR BioResource

Anthea Stanley
Business & Operations

Professor George Vassiliou
Group Leader 



Wellbeing Champions

We have four Wellbeing Champions who provide information and guidance to individual members of the Institute on a wide range of issues.  They also develop new initiatives for wellbeing across the Institute, including Wellbeing events.

Jacqui Davidson

Rachel Acland


Dominique Coshia


Mentoring Schemes 

For Postgraduate Students

CSCI has a mentoring scheme for any postgraduate student who is a member of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. We are also looking for Postdocs to volunteer to become mentors.

View full scheme details or contact Jo Jack at with any questions. 

If you are a student that would like to be paired up with a Postdoc mentor, or a Postdoc who would like to become a mentor, please complete the relevant form below:

     Form for Mentees

     Form for Mentors

For Postdocs

For Postdocs interested in having mentors of their own, visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs or contact for details.



Zero Tolerance to Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute regard all forms of bullying, harassment and victimisation as unacceptable. It is the responsibility of each member of the Institute, both staff and students, to assist in promoting an environment of mutual respect and consideration.

Bullying is any behaviour which makes someone feel intimidated, humiliated or offended, whether or not it is intended to do so.

Harassment is unwanted conduct that violates another person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment and may be related to: sex or gender, age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or other grounds, and is illegal.  In particular, sexual harassment includes any unwanted sexual comments or jokes as well as unwanted physical contact.

Victimisation is the hostile treatment of someone who has made a complaint about discrimination or has helped someone who has been the victim of discrimination.

If you feel that you are being bullied, harassed or victimised, or have witnessed these behaviours within the Institute, please click here to view our guidance document.