Athena SWAN SAT and Better Workplace Groups
Recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
Athena SWAN self-assessment team
Our department's Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team works to drive forward the development and improvement of practical steps towards the advancement of equality. They are responsible for substantial self-analysis, and will strive to ensure that the principles of Athena SWAN are embedded throughout the culture of the Department.
The SAT works together with the Department’s Better Workplace Groups to enhance working life for all staff and students and to encourage engagement and inclusion
To date, the Group has achieved one Athena SWAN Bronze and two consecutive Athena SWAN Silver Awards.
A comprehensive department action plan aims to:
- Support and advance women's careers
- Nurture a department culture that promotes sharing and cooperation, recognises achievements and supports work-life balance for all staff and researchers
- Encourage mentorship
- Support new staff, ensuring they feel welcome and integrate quickly
- Facilitate outreach.
The Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team is chaired by Professor Sue Ziebland with Dr James Sheppard and Professor Catherine Pope as deputies.
Read more about the University of Oxford's participation in Athena SWAN.
Download our Athena SWAN Action Plan (as of Nov 2020).
Download our Athena SWAN Charter Silver Award application (April 2017).
|Athena SWAN 'core' groups||Group Lead|
|Personal development||Kamal Mahtani
|Workload allocation||Stavros Petrou|
|Early & Mid-Career Researchers||Catherine Pope|
|Data monitoring||James Sheppard|
|Communications and engagement
(A cross-cutting group)
Better Workplace and Equality and Diversity Groups
The Better Workplace and Equality and Diversity working groups support the broad aims of a 'better workplace' but are not strictly limited to the limit of the Athena SWAN Charter. We allow and encourage colleagues to identify areas of need and create and run working groups to tackle these areas.
Better Workplace Working Groups:
|Wellbeing||Jessy Morton||Catherine Pope|
|Green Impact||Charlotte Thompson-Grant||John Powell|
Return to On-Site Work Taskforce
|Rafael Perera||Rafael Perera|
|Equality and Diversity Working Groups:|
|Family Friendly||Vacant||Richard McManus|
|DPhil Students||Amelia Talbot and Lucy Goddard||TBC|
If you wish to join a group, contact the group lead.
Do you have an idea for a new group? Contact Elizabeth Woolliams.