Working Lives

The Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation are committed to providing an excellent working environment for all staff regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.

Athena SWAN Silver AwardOur Silver Athena SWAN award recognises the advancement of gender equality. This level of award acknowledges significant and sustained progression and achievement in promoting gender equality. We are now striving to further embed a progressive, equality driven environment in which all our staff can thrive.

The links below give further information about our initiatives and we hope that you find them helpful.

  • Working Lives Committee, including our Terms of Reference, Minutes of our meetings, the standing agenda and committee membership
  • Athena SWAN, with information about the Athena SWAN Charter, University Athena SWAN pages, our Silver Athena SWAN application and Action Plan
  • Successes and what we have done so far to improve working lives in our department
  • What are we doing for you? Including surveys, mentoring, flexible working, conference fund and leadership opportunities
  • Events including mentoring sessions, seminars, talks, debates and our social events

Feedback from staff and students on their experience of working within the Department is welcomed and can be given personally or anonymously

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Contact Details

Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation,
Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK 

General enquiries to:
Alison Brown

T:+44 (0)116 252 2951
F:+44 (0)116 252 5030

Postgraduate enquiries to: 
Susan Kapadia (PhD)

Anna Boyce (MSc)

Erasmus and Study Abroad Co-ordinator:

Professor Peter Andrew

T: +44 (0)116 252 2951

Other contact details can be found in People

Head of Department: Professor Andy Wardlaw

Deputy Head of Department: Dr Shaun Heaphy

Respiratory Team Lead: Professor David Cousins

Microbial Sciences Team Lead: TBC

Renal team Lead: Dr Jon Barratt