Established in 2005 the Athena SWAN Charter encourages and recognises commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in:
- academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL
- professional and support staff
- trans staff and students
In relation to their:
- progression of students into academia
- journey through career milestones
- working environment for all staff
Athena SWAN Principles
The Athena SWAN Charter is based on ten key principles. By being part of Athena SWAN, institutions are committing to a progressive charter; adopting these principles within their policies, practices, action plans and culture. For more information visit ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter website.
Our Self-Assessment Team includes representatives from a wide breadth of roles, grades and levels of study within the School, including members of academic, management and professional services staff.
|Chair and Leads|
|Professor Peter Buse||Dean of School, Chair|
|Professor Sara Cohen||Academic Lead|
|Miss Samantha D'Arcy||Professional Services Lead|
|Academic Staff Members|
|Ms Sandy Britton||Architecture|
|Dr Yannis Tzioumakis||School Director of Postgraduate Research|
|Dr Ekaterina Balabanova||Communication and Media|
|Miss Caterina Guardamagna||English|
|Dr Freya Jarman||Music|
|Mr Oliver Downing||Philosophy|
|Dr Laura Gow||Philosophy|
|Professional Services Members|
|Mr Steve Winterton||Head of School Operations|
|Dr Michael Beiert||Technical Services|
|Mr Michael Longworth||Operation Support Team|
|Mr Jonny Davis Le Brun||Marketing, Recruitment and Events Team|
|Dr Helen Thomas||Marketing, Recruitment and Events Team|
|Dr Giles Hooper||Music, School Strategy Lead - Data Analysis Advisor only|
|Miss Sally Middleton||Equality Officer|