Department for Health

Athena SWAN

The Department for Health has committed to undertaking the Athena SWAN accreditation process in 2014/15. The accreditation process will provide us with an opportunity to reflect upon the opportunities and challenges of achieving gender equality for staff and students.

The Athena SWAN Awards recognise and celebrate good practice in advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

Creating inclusive practices and academic cultures will benefit everyone as we are better able to draw upon the benefits of staff and student diversity with respect to gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexuality. In recent years, we have seen more women move into non-traditional fields of study, research and professions related to sport and health.

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If you have any comments or suggestions relating to Athena SWAN activities within our Department, please contact Professor Simone Fullagar.

We aim to build upon this momentum by identifying key issues relating to career transition points and development, promotion to senior levels and greater awareness. Alongside the development of our organisational culture we will produce an action plan that will target real areas of change.

Professor Simone Fullagar and Dr James Bilzon (Head of Department)