Athena SWAN in the Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is committed to ensuring equality of gender for our staff and students. As part of this commitment, we will apply for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2020.

To prepare for our application, we have set up a departmental Athena SWAN committee, or Self-Assessment Team (SAT), chaired by Dr Rebecca Maguire. This team comprises a mix of academic, research and administrative staff, along with postgraduate and undergraduate student representatives. We have diverse experiences, interests and hobbies outside of academia, which we pursue with varying levels of success and enthusiasm. For more detail on current SAT members, see our SAT member bios

 The key role of our Athena SWAN committee is to identify, discuss, collate information, and report on issues relating to gender inequality and/or inclusivity within the Department of Psychology, with a view to ensuring that the Athena SWAN Charter principles are embedded into the culture and workings of the department. More detail on the remit of our committee can be seen in our Terms of Reference.

Since our formation, we have been busy working to collect and analyse data that will help us better understand our department and, in particular, to identify our strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. Learn more about the activities of our committee to date

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