Athena SWAN in IHW

Our working groups

Our Athena Swan SAT working groups are open to all staff (research, teaching, professional services) and students across IHW.

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New staff and students are encouraged to become a member of a working group when they join the institute, and information about this is provided as part of their induction. Contributions to Athena Swan are recognised in individuals' workload model and during annual reviews.

10 groups focus in detail on areas where we wish to make continual improvements. These are:

  1. Early career researcher (ECR) issues, aspirations and development
  2. LGBTQ+ staff and student issues, aspirations and development
  3. Maternity, paternity, parental and carer issues and development
  4. Mentoring arrangements
  5. Postgraduate research and Doctor of Clinical Psychology student issues, aspirations and development
  6. Professional services staff issues, aspirations and development
  7. Staff consultation
  8. Staff promotions, regrading, and reward and recognition
  9. Undergraduate and postgraduate taught student issues, aspirations and development
  10. Wellbeing of older workers (WOW)

If you are a staff member or student within Institute of Health and Wellbeing and wish to join any of our Athena Swan working groups, please email