The Department of Genetics supports Athena SWAN
Athena SWAN : A charter for women in science
, a national initiative launched in June 2005, initially recognised and celebrated the commitment of academic institutions to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine [STEMM]. Since April 2105, the Scheme had expanded to include the arts, humanities, social science, business and law [AHSSBL]. In addition, support staff are now included. The University of Cambridge is a founder member of the scheme, which now has 114 members, and has held Bronze Awards.
More information about Athena SWAN within the University of Cambridge:
- University of Cambridge Equality and Diversity information
- Athena SWAN in the School of Biological Sciences
Department of Genetics commitment
The Department attained a Bronze Award on 23 April 2015, and is determined to maintain its commitment to support the aims of the charter. This requires us to:
- Demonstrate particular challenges and plan activities for the future
- Use quantitative and qualitative assessment to identify challenges and opportunities
- Have a plan that builds on this assessment, and lessons from any activities already in place
The Department of Genetics is committed to the University's Dignity at Work policy. Incidences of bullying and harassment are wholly unaccceptable and members of the department are encouraged to report any such incidences.
The departmental Equality and Wellbeing Committee [previously the Athena SWAN Panel] comprises :
Anne Ferguson Smith, Roz McKenzie, Caroline Newnham, Alexis Braun, Michaela Frye, Mark Hammond, Penny Hayward, Glynnis Johnson/Kadri Oras, Helen Leggett, Sam Lewis, Miriam Lynn, Anood Sohail, John Welch
The group continues to meet and monitor progress, and is now working on applying for the next Award.
The Departmental Equality and Diversity Officer is Roz McKenzie
Please see the section of the website for Department members for links to information about Equality and Diversity, Bullying and Harassment etc
A list of local initiatives, meetings, funding opportunities, etc, aimed specifically at women, can be found on this website
Page updated 5 Jan 2017