Ageing and Chronic Disease Athena SWAN


IACD Athena SWAN SAT 2017

Members of the self assessment team (SAT), 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. IACD was the first Institute in the University to receive a Bronze Athena SWAN award in 2013 and this was shortly followed up with a Silver award in 2014. We are delighted to have recently had our Silver Award renewed.

A full copy of our 2017 Silver renewal award application can be found here: IACD Athena SWAN Silver Renewal Application 2017.


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