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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. 

Too 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.

> 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
Teaching Helen Salisbury TBC
Emotional impact of research / staff wellbeing Abi McNivenJessy Morton and Sue Smith TBC
Green Impact and environmental sustainability Karen Morecroft John Powell
Physically active at work David Nunan Rafael Perera-Salazar
Internal communications and culture TBC Trish Greenhalgh
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:

Charlotte Smith - Athena SWAN Advisor & Facilitator (Medical Sciences Division)
Elizabeth Woolliams - BWP Group Administrator