Medical School awarded for commitment to gender equality

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The Medical School was successful in achieving a silver award for its achievement and hard work promoting gender equality.

Sheila Francis, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Science and leader of the successful Medical School application said: “Our silver award celebrates all the good work that has gone in to improving the career paths of women in clinical and non-clinical academic medicine over the past several years through mentoring, better support and crucially, through improving the visibility of role models. There is still more work to do and I look forward to a time when such efforts will not be required.”

To read more about the University's Athena SWAN awards, click here.

For further information about what is happening for women across SETM and the University contact Julie Campbell on or 0114 222 1499.

Athena SWAn Silver Award Logo