Better Workplace Group
Our department's Better Workplace Group works towards ensuring the department is a supportive and encouraging environment for all staff and students. The Group is made up of several smaller working groups who consult with staff to identify areas for improvement and make changes for the benefit of everyone.
To date, the Group has achieved two consecutive Athena SWAN Silver Awards - the charter for women in science, engineering, maths and medicine - and a Green Impact Bronze Award.
The Better Workplace Group is chaired by Professor Sue Ziebland with Dr James Sheppard and Dr Lisa Hinton as deputies.
> To join a group, contact the working group lead.
|Working Group||Working Group Lead||Senior Champion|
|Mentoring||Katherine Tucker||Richard Stevens|
|DPhil students||Constantinos Koshiaris / Kerstin Frie||Clare Bankhead|
|Family friendly (including returning carers) and part-time staff||James Sheppard / Veronika Williams||Richard McManus|
|Health care professionals||Geoff Wong / Eleanor Barry||Paul Aveyard|
|Support, teaching, admin & researchers (non-clinical researchers)||TBC||Susan Jebb|
|Workload allocation||Anthony Harnden|
|Emotional impact of research / staff wellbeing||Abi McNiven, Jessy Morton and Sue Smith||TBC|
|Green Impact and environmental sustainability||Karen Morecroft||John Powell|
|Physically active at work||David Nunan||Rafael Perera-Salazar|
|Early and Mid-Career Researchers' Group||Anne-Marie Boylan||Carl Heneghan|
|Staff living outside of Oxford (commuters)||Jenny Riga||Chris Butler|
|Better PDRs||Kamal Mahtani / Melissa Stepney||Richard Hobbs|
Do you have an idea for a new group? Contact Elizabeth Woolliams.
Group members also include:
Katherine Corr - Athena SWAN Advisor & Facilitator (Medical Sciences Division)
Elizabeth Woolliams - BWP Group Administrator
Tanya Baldwin - Head of Administration and Finance
Clare Wickings - HR Manager
Dan Richards-Doran - Senior Communications Manager