Equality and Diversity in MBB

A portrait of Alastair Goldman, Head of Department in MBB"In the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology we strive to develop and maintain a culture of equality, within which all members of staff and our students can develop, flourish, and attain their full potential. Our commitment is exemplified by the rich diversity of our staff and students, our recent Athena SWAN accreditation and the excellent feedback we receive from our alumni. We have an active Equality and Diversity Committee in the department, representing the full breadth of our staff and postgraduate students and our undergraduate student body are represented via our award-winning Staff-Student committee. As Head of Department I fully support the work of our Equality and Diversity group as we work together to foster excellence in a research and learning environment that truly provides equal opportunity for all members"

Prof. Alastair Goldman, Head of Department


MBB E&D Committee Members 2016/2017:

Athena Swan bronze award

Dr. Robert Fagan (Chair), Prof. Alastair Goldman (HoD), Prof. Roger Anderson, Dr. Rebecca Barnes, Dr. Ling Hwang, Dr. Rosie Staniforth, Dr. Victoria Lund, Mr. Oishik Banerji, Dr. Elizabeth Alvey, Dr. Sandrine Soubes, Mr. James Bollington, Ms. Jennifer Miller and Prof. Julie Gray.

In December 2013 the MBB E&D committee applied for and successfully obtained a Bronze Athena Swan Award, recognising out commitment to advancing women's careers in science. The committee meets regularly and is tasked with delivering our Athena Swan action plan, which is outlined in our application. See the Athena Swan bronze documentation.

We will always welcome any thoughts and ideas about how we can make MBB a fair place for everybody to work. If you want to contribute, please contact the chair (Rob Fagan, r.fagan@sheffield.ac.uk).


For more information in the following areas, please follow the links below.

Information and support networks for staff.

Family specific information, University policy and procedures.

Science communication and outreach in MBB. 

Links and information for MBB students.

MBB Research Network and PhD Society activities and links.

E&D news.

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