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Equality and diversity

The Department of Biomedical Science prides itself as a rich and inclusive working environment where all staff feel valued, rewarded and able to achieve their full potential. We have an Equality and Diversity Committee that meets quarterly to discuss all issues concerning diversity in the department.

Follow the links below to find more information about the many departmental, faculty and university-wide schemes to promote equality and diversity in our institution.

Equality and Diversity Committee

Kathryn Ayscough (2016) Female Head of Department, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology Chair / Coordinator. Faculty point of contact
Angelique Mawdsley (2016) Female Department Manager Coordinator of application. Professional staff representative
Anne-Gaelle Borycki
Female Senior Lecturer Staff Representative, Developmental Biology group
Mark Bass (2015) Male Lecturer Staff Representative, Cell and Developmental Biology groups
Elizabeth Seward (2012) Female Senior Lecturer Employment Lead. Member of Women@TUoS NETwork. Member of Cell and Neuroscience Groups
Vincent Cunliffe (2012) Male Senior Lecturer  Developmental Biology group. Member of UoS Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body
Marta Milo (2012) Female Lecturer Support and development of computational biology research. Stem Cell group.
Will Collier (2016) Male PA to HoD and Director of UG studies Professional staff representative. Secretary / administrative support
Hannah Isles (2016) Female Student Post graduate student representative
Charlotte Leese (2016) Female Postdoc Postdoc representative
Michelle Moore (2016) Female Student Undergraduate student representative

Faculty Equality and Diversity information

Further information can be found on the Faculty of Science Equality and Diversity site.

Athena SWAN Bronze AwardWomen in Biomedical Science

We are very pleased to announce that the Department has been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Biomedical Science is a family-friendly department: many of our academic and administrative staff have children, and so are sensitive to the demands of combining a career and family. We are supported by the University of Sheffield Bronze Award. The University has an active women’s network that promotes initiatives and activities to promote women presence in the university. Equality and diversity in our department is linked to this network and actively diffuse the network initiatives via the equality and diversity bulletin and website.

Faculty of Science - Excellence Through Inclusion Action Plan (PDF)

RCUK Briefing on Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave and Pay (PDF)