Athena SWAN

Committees

Athena SWAN Committees

Self-Assessment Team

Our Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (SAT) leads and supports the award submission process and tracks progress of our Action Plan 2012-15.

This plan identifies five strategic areas which will help to address gender inequality in STEMM:

  • support structures
  • career advice and support
  • communication
  • key transition points, appointments and promotion
  • policies and procedures

The team has representation from both men and women, at different stages of their academic careers. Read our Terms of Reference‌ (PDF: 32KB). Administrative support staff help to organise meetings and follow up actions.

If you wish to give feedback on the Athena SWAN Action Plan 2012-15 (PDF: 248KB) or discuss any gender issues, please contact one of our team members.

Members of the Self-Assessment Team

Chair

Professor Judith Rankin, Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Secretary

Nathalie Bouleau-Chabot, HR Support Assistant

Academic representatives

  • Professor Kate Chedgzoy, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - HASS
  • Professor Candy Rowe, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - FMS
  • Dr Sharron Kuznesof , Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - SAgE
  • Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth, Director of NU Women - HASS
  • Dr Jonathan Goss, Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering - SAgE
  • Professor Julie Sanders, Executive Board lead for Diversity

Representatives from Student, Professional Service and Technical staff groups

  • Judith Whittaker, Director of HR
  • Leslie Platt, HR Advisor (Equality and Diversity) - HR
  • Chris Stafford, Director of Faculty Operations - HASS
  • Kelechi Dibie, Equality and Diversity Project Officer - HASS
  • Ann Armstrong, Faculty Diversity Officer - FMS
  • Malasree Home, Athena SWAN Support Officer - FMS
  • Louise Jones, Faculty Equality and Diversity Advisor - SAgE
  • Mel Leitch, Technical Manager, Institute of Neuroscience - FMS
  • Simon Daley, Faculty Technical Trainee & Training Coordinator - SAgE
  • Mark Bendall, Faculty LGBT Champion (SAgE) and NUTechNet EDI Working Group Chair
  • Graeme Mearns - Research Associate - HASS
  • Jack Green, NUSU Welfare and Equality Officer

Faculty Contacts

We have groups to co-ordinate and support Athena SWAN applications in all three faculties. They work in conjunction with the University Athena SWAN SAT.

HASS

Professor Kate Chedgzoy, Faculty Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Kelechi Dibie, Equality and Diversity Project Officer

FMS

Professor Candy Rowe, Faculty Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Ann Armstrong, Faculty Diversity Officer

Malasree Home, Athena SWAN Project Officer

SAgE

Dr Sharron Kuznesof, Faculty Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

Louise Jones, Faculty Equality and Diversity Advisor