In the last departmental staff survey (in 2015) we were perceived as a friendly, supportive and inclusive Department. We are striving for excellence and want to sustain a supportive working environment for all staff. We have applied for an Athena SWAN Award and have set high expectations for ourselves.
Our commitment to inclusivity goes beyond obtaining awards. We believe that our Department benefits from the talents of all students and staff regardless of their gender, age, disability, ethnicity, caring responsibilities and sexual orientation.
News from women in the Department
Dr Hazel Corradi is the Department’s coordinator for the University’s mentoring scheme. The scheme fulfils a commitment the University made in the Athena SWAN action plan.
Dr Ruth Massey explains why the most serious MRSA infections could be those caused by superbugs which produce fewer toxins, as opposed to high toxin strains.
Momna Hejmadi and colleaguesDr Momna Hejmadi runs a free online course on how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer.
Dr Ruth Massey writes in The Conversation about the benefits of the swine flu vaccination programme.
Silvia Munoz-Descalvo has been recognised for her contribution to the scientific community for her work in developmental stem cell research.
Dr Ruth Massey writes in The Conversation about a potential solution to treating patients with hard-to-kill bacteria in hospitals.
Marjorie’s appointment was supported by the Daphne Jackson Fellowship scheme which enables scientists to return to their careers after a break.
Vasanta has been elected Fellow of the Society of Biology for her achievements in progressing stem cell research to better understand certain developmental processes and neurological disorders.