We are committed to career advancement of women and we currently hold an institutional level Athena SWAN Bronze Award.
What is Athena SWAN?
The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.
Our Athena SWAN Bronze award
We received our Bronze award in May 2014 in recognition of the support we provide in this area. Our submission document is available to read, including our Action Plan on page 24.
Aiming for a Silver award
We will be applying for an institutional level Silver Award in November 2015.
Our Athena SWAN team is led by Dr Aileen O’Brien, our Athena SWAN Academic Lead. She is supported by Athena SWAN leads for each of our research and teaching institutes as follows:
- The lead for the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education is Dr Vanessa Ho, who is also the Deputy Academic Lead
- The lead for the Population Health Research Institute is Professor Michael Ussher
- The lead for the Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Institute is Dr Pia Ostergaard
- The lead for the Institute of Infection and Immunity is Professor Jodi Lindsay