Athena Swan and the School of Psychology

In 2013 the School was awarded a Bronze Departmental Athena Swan award and we are actively pursuing a Silver award in the near future. The School is committed to supporting women in science and our activities are dedicated to promoting the Athena Swan principles. We aim to:

  • take action to address gender inequalities, at all levels of the organisation
  • tackle the unequal representation of women in science by changing cultures and attitudes across the organisation
  • increase representation of women at management and policy-making levels
  • reduce the high loss rate of women across psychology research careers
  • address the issue of short-term contracts, which particularly negatively affects the retention and progression of women in psychology
  • actively take into consideration the personal and structural obstacles to women making the transition from PhD into a sustainable academic career in psychology

Contact: Dr Caren Frosch (Chair of the Psychology Equality & Diversity Committee)


Further Information

Athena Swan Bronze Award

Minutes (staff only, requires login to Blackboard)

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