Athena SWAN

 

Athena SWAN 1&2
LEFT: Sue Shackleton and Sally Prigent receiving the Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Professor Dame Julia Higgins
RIGHT: Karen Monger and Ruth Luthi-Carter receiving the Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Professor Dame Julia Higgins

Athena SWAN Charter

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is strongly committed to the Athena SWAN Charter; the advancement of women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education. This is part of the wider commitment to ensure equality and diversity within the Department and to support all staff in maintaining a healthy balance between work and family life.

We fully support the beliefs underpinning the Charter:

  • The advancement of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine is fundamental to quality of life across the globe.
  • It is vitally important that women are adequately represented in what has traditionally been, and is still, a male-dominated area.

  • Science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population, and until women and men can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords.

Athena SWAN Silver Application

The Department has been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in April 2018.

> View the application here.

Previous Awards

The Department was created in August 2015 as a result of restructuring within the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and includes all staff from the former Department of Biochemistry and approximately half the staff from the former Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology. Both former departments received their Athena SWAN Bronze Awards following their submissions in April 2014 in recognition of the good practices that were already in place or have been introduced to support women.

The Awards were presented by Professor Dame Julia Higgins, Patron of Athena SWAN and Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London, at the Award Ceremony in Cambridge on 14th November 2014. Awards were received by Sally Prigent and Sue Shackleton on behalf of the Department of Biochemistry, and Karen Monger and Ruth Luthi-Carter on behalf of the Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology.

> View Nature's article on Women in Science here.

> More information for Staff can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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