Equality in STEM

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN charter recognises and celebrates commitment to equlity for for women working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research. In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken across other subject areas including arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, and now celebrates work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

I am a member of the Edinburgh Napier Athena SWAN self assessment team and we successfully applied for a Bronze Award in November 2014. My colleague Professor Hazel Hall has blogged about our success here.


I am proud to be a member of ScienceGrrl and also lead the Edinburgh Chapter.

Equate Scotland

I have been fortunate to work with colleagues from Equate Scotland and I fully support everything that they do. In 2014 and 2015, I have hosted Careerwise placements for women in science.

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