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Athena SWAN Bronze for Department of Clinical Sciences


The Department of Clinical Sciences at Brunel University London has secured an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of the strength of the support for gender equality in the department.

The Athena SWAN Award is a national scheme which aims to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Professor Priscilla Harries, Head of Clinical Sciences, commented: "This is excellent news; it demonstrates our commitment to providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all, and our determination to build on this central ethos."

Brunel has been a Member Institution of the Athena SWAN Charter network since 2005, and last year was awarded the Bronze institutional-level Athena SWAN award for the second time. Clinical Sciences joins Brunel's Departments of Life Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science in achieving the Bronze departmental award. All awards are valid for 3 years.

Dr Elizabeth McKay led the self-assessment team who submitted the application, supported by deputy lead Dr Nana Anokye, project manager Esther Bray and Brunel's Athena SWAN coordinator Tamara Szucs. Also key were the workstream leads Sue Harry, Shafeena Anas, Dr Subhash Pokhrel and Natalie Jarrett.

The team will collect the department's award at a ceremony at Swansea University on 16 July.


Main image: The winning team. Back row, left to right: Dr Subhash Pokhrel, Elaine Tabony, John Cossar, Dr Jitka Pikhartova , Sanchia Alasia, Ayana Ifekoya, Prof Priscilla Harries. Front row, left to right: Sue Harry, Dr Nana Anokye, Dr Elizabeth McKay, Natalie Jarrett, Shafeena Anas, Esther Bray, Joe Hanley. Not present: Dr Pam Alldred, Jason Codrington, Dr Claire Donovan, Dr David Leonard, Dr Panagiota Nikopoulou-Smyrni, Tamara Szucs, Dr Will Young.

Read more about Brunel University London's Department of Clinical Sciences.

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