Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Ann Armstrong

Faculty Diversity Officer

Background

Ann is the Faculty Diversity Officer within FMS.  Ann has previously had roles at the University of Plymouth where she developed initiatives to help support library users with disabilities and also Durham University where she acted as Deputy Chair and Data Manager of a departmental Athena SWAN SAT.  In addition to this experience and as the mother of a young daughter and the primary carer for an elderly parent, she has first-hand experience of some of the challenges facing many academic and non-academic staff in terms of work-life balance.  In her current role, Ann works very closely with the FMS EDI team to develop and implement initiatives and policies that will broaden the EDI agenda within FMS as well as continuing to support and develop the Faculty Athena SWAN strategy.