Athena SWAN Award

Issued: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:34:00 GMT


As many of you will already be aware, the School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology were successful in our joint application for a prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze Departmental Award in October – the first joint award of its kind at the University of Glasgow.

The Athena SWAN awards, managed by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), recognise commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education. The University of Glasgow has held an Institutional Bronze Award since 2013.

Professor Phillipe Schyns, Director of Institute/Head of School, said: ‘“I am sure you all share my delight at our successful Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

“By engaging with our newly developed initiatives, and supporting the principles of our Athena SWAN plan, I believe we can work together to create a more supportive and inclusive culture that improves career development for all.”

Dianne Masson, Head of School and Institute Administration, added: “I’d like to highlight the hard work of Professor Mhairi Macrae, Professor Stephany Biello and Executive Assistant Gillian McTaggart, who deserve special thanks for all of their hard work during the application process.”

“With Professor Christoph Kayser due to take over from Mhairi Macrae as Chair of our Self-Assessment team in 2017, members of staff are strongly encouraged to involve themselves in the initiatives and workshops that will be offered over the coming months.”