Equality and diversity

Inspirational people from all corners of the globe can be found here in the department. Originating from over 35 countries, we are proud to be a truly diverse community of over 800 scientists, students and support staff working together to push boundaries of knowledge in Materials Science and Engineering.
Montage of staff from Materials Science and Engineering

Key initiatives within our department are focused on promoting equality within our workplace, and developing an inclusive and thriving environment for all our students and staff.

For more information contact the Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Dr Eddie Cussen (e.j.cussen@sheffield.ac.uk).

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, recognising the importance we put on gender equality and ensuring that female Material Scientists and Engineers have the maximum opportunity for career development and growth within their chosen speciality.

2014

  • Founding of Researchers Forum, to promote Career Development and Networking within our PDRA, Research Fellow and Early Career Path Academics community.
  • E & D Website development 
  • Review of staff E & D training 

2013

  • Athena Swan Bronze Award for Materials Science & Engineering
  • Departmental Review of gender equality
  • UG Admissions and Outreach activities 

2012

  • Founding of Successful Women in Materials (SWIM) action to promote female Career Development and Networking within Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Preparation for Athena Swan Accreditation
  • First networking events

Equality, diversity and inclusion champions

Dr Eddie Cussen

Dr Eddie Cussen

University Lecturer, Chair of Equality and Diversity committee.

Dr Lisa Hollands

Dr Lisa Hollands

Technical Team Leader.

Professor Dan Allwood

Professor Dan Allwood

University Professor

Tesoro Monaghan

Tes Monaghan

Assistant Engineering Technician

Andy Keating

Andy Keating

Post Graduate Admissions and Student Support

Stephanie Sharples

Steph Sharples

PA to the Head of Department

Elinor Noble

Elinor Noble

Administrator for MAPP research programme

Dr Amy Gandy

Dr Amy Gandy

University Lecturer

Stephen Birch

Stephen Birch

Marketing and Communications Officer

Dr Nick Weston

Dr Nick Weston

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Dr Michael Trikic

University Teacher

Dr Rebecca Boston

Research Fellow

Mr Matt Jones

Department Administration Manager

Mrs Amanda Southworth

Recruitment, Admissions and Student Engagement Co-ordinator

Dr Claire Utton

Research Fellow

Miss Jess Bamonte

MAPP Project Administrator

Mr Sam Maguire

Undergraduate Student