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Women's Network

We are a member led initiative run by women for women. We welcome and are open to all women working for the university. We appreciate the contribution of those who may wish to support us in our aims as allies of the Women's Network.

Our aim
Host events and activities to inspire women to fulfil their aims and ambitions
Be a safe space to talk about, and share experiences and interests
Empower members to push for meaningful change aligned with our shared aims and values
Provide a platform for the voice and views of women to be represented within the University

Our vision
The Women's Network's vision is to create a forum to champion gender equality, promote the voice of women and influence meaningful change within the University environment.


About our Joint-Chairs

Claire Taylor

Claire TaylorClaire joined the Edinburgh Napier University as Director of Information Services in July 2019.

A graduate of Dundee University, Claire has worked as an IT professional in a variety of sectors including retail, banking and justice.  Her most recent role was Digital Services Director at Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service. 

She is a TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect.

Sonya MacVicar

Sonya MacVicar
Sonya is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Social Care, joining the University in 2016 after working in the NHS within midwifery and neonatal services. 

Her career interests span women and children’s health and wellbeing focussing on substance use in pregnancy and currently promoting neonatal education in low- and middle-income countries.  


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