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Athena SWAN 

 

The Athena SWAN Charter was established by the Equalities Challenge Unit in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

 

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Edinburgh Napier University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, which was awarded in April 2015. You can read or download a copy of the successful submission by clicking on the icon next to this text.Athena SWAN submission.pdfAthena SWAN submission.pdf. The University also now has two bronze departmental awards and these were awarded to the School of Engineering and the Built Environment and the School of Computing in April 2017.

To find out more about Athena SWAN at the University click here.

 

Why is it important? 

  • Holding an award at university and department/school level is a clear committment to gender equality and part of our work at the University towards the creation of a truly inclusive culture.
  • Research Councils UK have made a statement on the expectation for diversity and equality in Universities, and in the future it is likely that whether or not a particular university is eligible for research funding will depend on it holding an Athena SWAN award. 


What do we need to do next?

The University is working towards April 2018 submission. The table below shows where each School is at in terms of their application:

 

Unit
Application status
Application result
University
Applied November 2014 (bronze)
Awarded bronze  April 2015
SoC
Applied November 2016 (bronze)
Awarded bronze  April 2017
SEBE
Applied November2016 (bronze)
Awarded bronze  April 2017
TBS
Applied April 2017 (bronze)
Due to reapply Nov 2018
SACI
Applied April 2017 (bronze)
Due to reapply Nov 2018
SAS
Applied November 2017 (silver)
Awaiting result
SHSC
Due to apply April 2018 (bronze)
 
 
 

Who is involved?

Dr Eleni Theodoraki from the Business School is working in partnership with Fiona Forrest-Anderson, Hr Partner - Inclusion & Development to lead the University's Athena SWAN committee to apply for the Institutional award in November 2017.  The committee or self-assessment team (SAT) and Academic and Professional Services Champions make a vital contribution to this process and come from across the University.
 
 

Name

 

Job Title School/Service Area

Fiona Forrest-Anderson


HR Partner - Inclusion & Development

Human Resources

Eleni Theodoraki


Associate Professor Business School
Wendy Tubi


Head of HR Capability

Human Resources

Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo


Lecturer School of Computing

Valerie Egdell


Senior Research Fellow Business School

Matthew Dutton


Senior Research Fellow Business School

Katrina Castle


Head of Widening Access Widening Participation

Kirsten MacLeod


Kate Murray


Dan Ridley-Ellis


Lynn McInotsh


Lecturer


Procurement Manager


Associate Professor


Data Centre and Operations Manager

School of Arts & Creative Industries


Procurement


ISC


Data Centre and Operation

Elizabeth Murphy


Senior Finance Assistant

Finance

Alistair Sambell

 

Catherine Mahoney


Vice Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor


Lecturer

NA​

 

School of Health & Social Care

Sally Smith​


Dean of School​, SOC School of Computing

Alastair Stupart​


Admissions Tutor ​School of Engineering & the Built Environment

Clare Taylor​


Senior Lecturer​ School of Applied Sciences

Brian Webster-Henderson

 

Fiona McQueen


 Kirsty Hooper


 Lois Burke


Dean of Learning and​ Teaching

 

Lecturer 


Part Time Demonstrator


Zero Hour Lecturer

Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement

School of Applied Sciences


School of Applied Sciences 


School of Arts and Creative Industries

Sandra Cairncross Assistant Principal, Student Experience​ ​Student Experience

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