IBAHCM Equality & Diversity

In October 2016 the Institute was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver departmental award.

Michelle and Dan with patron Sir Paul Nurse The award updates significantly our earlier Athena SWAN Bronze award that we were awarded in May 2014.

Our new Athena SWAN Silver Award Application and Action Plan ‌ demonstrates our continuing and evolving commitment to best practice in recruiting and supporting the career development and progression of female scientists, addressing gender inequalities in higher education.

This reflects the clear culture of our Institute in which we seek to attract the most creative, imaginative, and collegiate researchers to join us, and do so by providing a vibrant, dynamic, personally supportive and empathetic research environment.

Our departmental award complements the renewal of the University of Glasgow's Institutional Bronze award in October 2016, which provides a wider cultural support for gender equality.

Athena SWAN in IBAHCM

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Our commitment to equality and diversity 

We are committed to equality and diversity not only because it is right, but also because it is essential to our capacity to put together successful interdisciplinary research teams. Different people bring different strengths to these teams, exceptional researchers come in very different forms, and they work and contribute in very different ways. We need to maintain a staff profile that is balanced and values the full range of research talent in all its different guises.

Athena SWAN Silver Award 

Our commitment to equality and diversity was recognised by an Athena SWAN Silver departmental award  in October 2016, which followed our Bronze award  in May 2014. This award‌ demonstrates our continuing and evolving commitment to best practice in recruiting and supporting the career development and progression of female scientists in IBAHCM [link to IBAHCM women in science], addressing gender inequalities in higher education. It also reflects the clear culture of our Institute in which we seek to attract the most creative, imaginative, and collegiate researchers to join us, and do so by providing a vibrant, dynamic, personally supportive and empathetic research environment.