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 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 the Head of School Dr Melaine Coward ( and project managed by Fernanda Haswell, Business Operations Manager (

Please contact them for more information or if you’d be interested in joining the School’s self-assessment team.

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  • Phone: +44 (0)1483 686700
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School of Health Sciences
Kate Granger Building
30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park