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 a bronze Athena SWAN award and are working towards Silver.
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 Vasanta Subramanian discusses her research involving using stem cells to model fronto-temporal dementia.
Bath scientists including Dr Vasanta Subramanian have developed a better understanding of a key protein associated with brain diseases including ALS (motor neuron disease) and dementia by studying how it enters central nervous system cells.
Dr Momna Hejmadi runs a free online course on how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer.
Evolutionary biologist Dr Tiffany Taylor has joined the Milner Centre for Evolution as a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow.
Dr Stephanie Diezmann writes in The Conversation about the fungus that lives in your mouth and kills as many as MRSA.
Fungi Artist Tamara Webster creates a YouTube video based upon research undertaken by Dr Stephanie Diezmann.
Dr Araxi Urrutia and her team undertake research on how head and body lice splice their identical genes differently.
Dr Araxi Urrutia and her team have identified a number of new links between genes and brain size, opening up a whole new avenue of research to better understand brain development and brain related diseases like dementia.
Dr Susanne Gebhard and Professor Ed Feil write in The Conversation about 'Resistance-proof’ antibiotics and some promising alternatives.
Dr Paula Kover writes in The Conversation about the possibility of an insect ‘armageddon’.
Dr Paula Kover writes in The Conversation about the five most common misunderstandings about evolution.
Dr Momna Hejmadi writes in The Conversation about why some cancers suddenly disappear.