Department for Health

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN charter recognises work undertaken to address gender equality. It covers women (and men where appropriate) in:

  • academic roles
  • professional and support staff
  • trans staff and students

In relation to their:

  • representation
  • progression of students into academia
  • journey through career milestones
  • working environment for all staff

In 2016 the Department for Health received a Bronze Athena SWAN award. As we work towards Silver accreditation, we continue to develop the Department in ways that will better enable us to draw upon the benefits of staff and student diversity with respect to gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexuality. We believe that doing this is advantageous for everyone.

All staff and students within the Department for Health play a role in ensuring that diversity and inclusivity is supported and celebrated in our day to day business. On a broader level, our compliance with the Athena SWAN charter is the responsibility of our Equality and Diversity Committee, with specific staff members working with smaller sub-groups to lead on certain areas of activity.

Athena SWAN Sub-Group Leads

We work closely with the University Self-Assessment Team, the University Equality and Diversity Network, the Faculty Athena SWAN Champion (Steven Woolocott) and Alternative Champion (Rachel Arnold).

Further information

If you have any comments or suggestions relating to Athena SWAN activities within our Department, please contact Cassandra Phoenix.