During her MSc and PhD in Cell Biology Gönül Dilaver developed a strong interest in academic education and became member of the educational committee and board of the student’s association of Biology. She was involved in teaching students from Biomedical Sciences and Medicine. In 2005 she started as University Teacher and Senior Advisor of the Biomedical Sciences degree at the Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2007 dr. Dilaver became Degree Coordinator of the Master’s Programmes Biomedical Sciences within the interfaculty Graduate School of Life Sciences at UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University. Since 2009 she is chair of the Expertise Group Education Life Sciences in which she actively develops and implements educational innovations for the Graduate School of Life Sciences. In 2016 dr. Dilaver was appointed as Associate Professor in Research and Innovation of Biomedical Education at UMC Utrecht. In 2017, she became the faculty liaison for UMC Utrecht Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and research. In that capacity she set up the Platform Diversity and Inclusion at UMC Utrecht to gain and provide knowledge and expertise on this topic. She became member of the Taskforce Diversity of Utrecht University in 2018 and in 2019 she was appointed as Senior Fellow on Inclusive Education at Utrecht University.