Ageing and Chronic Disease Athena SWAN


IACD Athena SWAN SAT 2017

Members of the self assessment team (SAT) (Figure 2) formed in 2011 by open invitation to all staff and students. The team provides a good balance of expertise, experience and enthusiasm for gender equality for staff and students


We are committed to creating a supportive, diverse and equitable working environment for all staff. A full copy of our 2014 Silver award can be found here: IACD Athena SWAN Silver Application 2014.

For an overview of how we promote career opportunities for women throughout the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences visit our Faculty Website.

If you are a member of staff you can visit the IACD Intranet area for event listings and news.


Notable achievements:

• The continued investment in our Tenure Track Fellow programme, with 100% of the original cohort now confirmed in post and a continued commitment to invest in new posts through this process

• A 35% increase in PDR completion rates for the Institute since the last application, from 67% to 91% (98% female)

• The appointment of a teaching lead for IACD, Dr Lesley Iwanejko, leading to a substantial improvement in workload planning and equitable distribution of teaching

• The substantial increase in maternity support provision, with the development of bursary support for postgraduate students and bespoke support packages

• The sustained increased the number of female staff in senior positions and proactive efforts with NHS colleagues to improve the promotion process for clinical female staff.

• A fantastic outreach programme involving over 50% of the Institute staff across a wide variety of events inspiring the next generation of scientists from a diverse range of backgrounds

Any questions, news or information please contact Luminita Paraoan