The Environmental Sciences Athena SWAN Team

The Athena SWAN is a national charter recognising commitment to women’s career development in science, engineering and technology. The charter works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education.

The University has held a silver award since 2016. The School of Environmental Sciences is devoted to promoting gender equality, and we successfully achieved a silver award in April 2019.

Committee Members





Dr Heather Sangster
Dr Morag Rose

Lecturer in Geography
Lecturer in Human Geography

Deputy Chair

Dr Kasey Clark

Lecturer in Environmental Change

Senior Management Team representatives

Prof Doug Mair

Dean of School

Ms Verity Foster

Head of Operations

Prof Richard Chiverrell

Head of Geography and Planning

Prof Tony Payne

Head of Earth, Ocean & Ecological Sciences

Dr Fabienne Marret-Davies

Reader in Environmental Sciences

Ms Lindsay Davies

Management Services Team Leader

Ms Claire Rimmer

Student Experience Team Leader

Professional Services
DEIC lead

Ms Colette Campbell

MS administrator and PA to Heads of Department 

Athena Swan application

Ms Artemis Mermigki

Athena Swan Data Coordinator

Management Services rep

Mr Matthew Davies

Administrative assistant

Technical team representative

Mr Elliot Hurst

Research technician, Geomagnetism


Ms Rebecca Prescott

MS co-ordinator

UG student rep

Aiden Ireland 
Anna Basham

Geography and Planning

PGT student reps

Annelise Pilkington
Shreya Sinha

Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

PG student reps

Ms Millie Goddard-Dwyer
Ms Lucy Goodwin

Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

Full time academic staff representatives

Dr Stephen Jay

Reader in Marine Planning

Dr James Lea

Reader, UKRI Future leaders fellow

Dr Janine Kavanagh

Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences, Volcanology

Dr Rachel Jeffreys

Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology

Dr Ruth Cheung-Judge

Lecturer in Human Geography

Part-time academic staff representatives

Dr Heather Sangster

Lecturer in Geography

Dr Shelda-Jane Smith  Senior lecturer in Human Geography 
Dr Bethan Evans  Senior Lecturer in Human Geography