Athena SWAN

The School of Health Sciences is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award. The Athena SWAN awards are given to higher education institutions to recognise their commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and Athena SWAN charter

ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in:

  • Academic roles in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) and (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law) AHSSBL
  • Professional and support staff
  • Trans and non-binary staff and students.

In relation to their:

  • Representation
  • Progression of students into academia
  • Journey through career milestones
  • Working environment for all staff.

Athena SWAN self-assessment team

Our School has an Athena SWAN self-assessment team which is chaired by Professor Jill Maben and project managed by Fernanda Haswell, Business Operations Manager ( 


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Professor Jill Maben

Professor of Health Services Research and Nursing

Deputy Chair

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Dr Jenny Harris

Senior Lecturer in Cancer Care and Health Statistics


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Dr Anna Cox

Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care

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Simon Downs

Paramedic Field Lead & Lecturer (Paramedic Practice)

Duncan Hamilton

Postgraduate researcher

Michael Hassell

Equality and Diversity Advisor

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Guldane Damla Kaya

Postgraduate Research Student

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Dr Carin Magnusson

Lecturer in Health Services Research

Carolina McGown

Faculty Personal Assistant

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Colin Shore

Research Fellow

James Smith

Senior HR Advisor

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Dr Karen Stenner

Lecturer in Health Services Research

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Professor Katriina Whitaker

Professor of Psychology and Lead for Cancer Care

Athena Swan bronze submission 2018

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