Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

The AustMS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee was formed in 2018 and is responsible for:

  • Drafting changes to AustMS policy to improve AustMS practice in support of underrepresented groups in mathematics, including women, indigenous people, and the LGBTQI+ community.
  • Investigating initiatives the AustMS could take to support its members at their home institutions and encourage good practice in mathematics departments.

* Logo designed and created by Ainsley Pullen — former Student Representative on the EDI Committee (2018–2020)

Current Committee Members




“the process of undoing the effects of colonisation and rethinking mathematics that unfairly maintain a European-centred mindset” (University of Edinburgh)

Inclusive Practices

Australian Style Manual: a guide for writing clear and consistent content that meets the needs of its users, which includes language usage guidelines for cultural and linguistic diversity, gender and sexual diversity, and people with disability

Guidelines for journal editors to guide the decision making process (American Mathematical Society)

Guidelines for standardising the collection of and dissemination of data relating to sex, gender, variations of sex characteristics and sexual orientation (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and research (Australian Research Council)

Women in Mathematics

Athena Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) is a quality charter mark framework and accreditation scheme established and managed by the UK Equality Challenge Unit that recognises and celebrates good practices in higher education and research institutions towards the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success

Benchmarking data, successful applications and resources for good practices pertaining to the Athena SWAN Awards (London Mathematical Society), which also includes the Good Practice Scheme booklet for advancing womens’ careers in university mathematical sciences departments

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE): the Australian iteration of Athena SWAN

EDI Committees in Mathematics-Adjacent Societies

Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee