Athena SWAN Team

In the School & Institute, we are committed to fostering an equal, diverse and inclusive working environment for all people working and learning with us.  Through the Athena SWAN Charter, we’ve been addressing gender inequality in higher education and research. As part of our activities, the Athena SWAN Team has created four working groups to develop and implement actions to foster equality, diversity and inclusiveness:

StCDG: Staff Career Development Group 
FWG: Flexible Working Group 

CDG: Culture Development Group
SCDG: Student Career Development Group

P&SS: Professional and Support Staff

WIRN: Women in Research Network

25 Women (36% Senior Staff)

15 Men (46% Senior Staff)

Senior Staff includes Professors, Senior Researchers, Senior Administrative Staff and Readers

 

SAT Members

Rachael Jack (INP, Academic)

  • Woman; Full time; Flexible working; First generation
  • SAT Roles: Chair; Mentoring; Paper Writing Group
  • Married with stepdaughter studying PhD. Mentor for the Nuffield Research Placements and Robertson Trust  

Stephany Biello (School, Academic)

  • Woman; Full time
  • SAT Roles: Deputy chair; Parental champion
  • Married, two young children.  International/National program mentor for women. Active in public engagement, encouraging women to pursue STEM

 Philippe Schyns (School + Institute, Academic)

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Head of Department
  •  Married. One daughter studying PhD in Physics/Chemistry

Maria Gardani (School, Academic)

  • Woman; Full time
  • SAT Roles: Lead; Student Career Development
  • Partner works away most days. One young child. Interested in Student Mental Health and Inclusivity. An active STEM ambassador

Emily Cross (Institute, Academic)

  • Woman; Full time
  • SAT Roles: Lead; Culture Development Group
  • Full time, married, one young baby, recently returned from maternity leave. Works flexibly with partner based in Wales. STEM Ambassador

Alessio Fracasso (Institute, Academic)

  • Man; Full time
  • SAT Roles: Lead; Staff Career Development

Maxine Swingler (Institute, Academic)

  • Woman; Part-time, Flexible working
  • SAT Roles: Lead; Flexible Working Group
  • Married, two children under 12. Works part-time with flexible hours. Interested in learning and teaching, employability, health and well-being

Kevin Wilson-Smith (School, Academic)

  •  Man; full-time
  •  SAT roles: Deputy; Culture development group

Katie Farrell (UoG Equality & Diversity unit)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Gender Equality Officer
  •  Dual career relationship. Encourages positive work-life balance as pat of University wide role. Experience of UG-PGT-PGR-Staff transition at UoG.

Working Group Members

Culture Development Group

Anna Henschel (Institute student, PGR)

  • Woman; full-time
  •  Roles: Culture development group member
  •  Full-time PhD student, Graduate teaching assistant and (co)founder of department book club

Judith Stevenson (School, Academic)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Roles: Culture development group member
  •  Ambassador for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours and passionate about reducing stigma surrounding mental health

Marc Becirspahic (School, P&SS)

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Roles: Culture development group member

Ruud Hortensius (Institute, Academic)

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Roles: Culture development group member
  •  Married, Scottish Mental Health First Aider

Ute Barrett (School, P&SS)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Roles: Culture development group member
  •  WIRN Representative

Flexible Working Group

Andy Nicolson (School, P&SS)

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Roles: Flexible working group member
  •  Married, two young daughters. Interested in employee rights and sees gender equality as fundamental principle of this

Lorna Morrow (School, Academic)

  •  Woman; part-time
  •  Roles: Flexible working group member

Morag Wallace (Institute, P&SS)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Roles: Flexible working group member
  •  P&SS Champion


Student Career Development Group

Carolyn Saund (Institute student, PGR)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Roles: Student career development group member; Social Media Lead

Greta Todorova (Institute student, PGR)

  •  Woman; part-time
  •  Roles: Student career development group member
  •  Postgraduate student studying at PhD level. Works part-time as graduate teaching assistant

Heather Cleland-Woods (School, Academic)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Roles: Student career development group member
  •  Two young daughters. Interested in transition to Higher education as well as enhance in gender equality for undergraduate psychology students 

Olivia Davis (Institute student, PGR)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Roles: Student career development group member

Ian Bushnell (School, Academic)

  •  Man; part-time
  •  Roles: Student career development group member

Jaedeok Kwan (Institute student, PGR)

  •  Man; full time
  •  Roles: Student career development group member

Jaime Torrance (Institute student, PGR)

  •  Man; full time; first generation 
  •  Roles: Student career development group member
  •  Self-funded. Dyslexic. Works part-time as graduate teaching assistant and part-time outside academia. Interested in widening participation

Kerry Kilborn (School, Academic)

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Roles: Student career development group member

Wilhelmina Toivo (School Student, PGR)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Roles: Student career development group member

Staff Career Development Group

David Simmons (School, Academic)

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Roles: Staff career development group member
  •  Married. Daughter studying engineering at university and son at college.

Robin Ince (Institute, Academic)

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Roles: Staff career development group member
  •  Full time. Married, no children (1 dog). STEM ambassador 

Sara Sereno (School, Academic)

  •  Woman; full time
  •  Roles: Staff career development group member

Affiliate Members

Dianne Masson (School + Institute, P&SS)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Head of School Administration

Niamh Stack (School, Academic)

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Deputy Head of School and Director of Learning and Teaching

Stacy Marsella

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Head of Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN)

John Riddell

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Head of Centre for Neuroscience 

Gregor Thut

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Head of Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi)

Jozien Goense

  •  Woman; full-time
  •  Head of Centre for Stroke and Brain-imaging

Keith Muir

  •  Man; full-time
  •  Head of Centre for Stroke and Brain-imaging