ScHARR's Equality and Diversity page

Equality and Diversity

Welcome to the School of Health and Related Research's (ScHARR's) Equality and Diversity pages. ScHARR is fully committed to supporting an inclusive culture for our staff and students who come from a wide range of backgrounds. The ScHARR Equality and Diversity Committee has developed several initiatives to build on our inclusive culture including equality and diversity training for all staff. Ideas and suggestions from staff and students on ways to improve equality and diversity in ScHARR are encouraged.

Our commitment and actions

Equality & Diversity in ScHARR

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ScHARR Silver Athena SWAN

Our Second Silver Award

In April 2017 ScHARR once again received the Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition of our commitment to equality. Since our first award in 2014 the Athena SWAN charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in a wider range of disciplines, and in professional and support roles as well as academics, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. AS 2017 group
ScHARR is proud to have a supportive culture and promote practices which enable all members of staff to develop their careers. Some of these practices have had a real impact, for example putting measures in place to ensure a smooth transition back to work after parental leave. Over 35% of our staff work part time and many have flexible working arrangements to enable them to fulfill family and other commitments.
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Chain Reaction Interview 5: When Catherine met Emma

In the 5th of a series of interviews, Catherine Grinold interviewed Emma Hock to find out more about her career in ScHARR.

Read the full interview here...

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Chain Reaction Interview 4: When Liddy met Catherine

In the 4th of a series of interviews, Prof Liddy Goyder interviewed Catherine Grinold find out more about her career in ScHARR.

Read the full interview here...

Nicola Donohoe and Liddy Goyder talking

Chain Reaction Interview 3: When Nicola met Liddy

In the third of a series of interviews, Nicola Donohoe interviewed Prof Liddy Goyder to find out more about her career in ScHARR. 

Read the full interview here...

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Chain Reaction Interview 2: When Aki met Nicola

In the second of a series of interviews, Prof Aki Tsuchiya interviewed Nicola Donohoe to find out more about her career in ScHARR. Read the full interview here...

When Eva met Aki

Chain Reaction Interview 1: When Eva met Aki

In the first of a series of interviews, Prof Eva Kaltenthaler interviewed Prof Aki Tsuchiya to find out more about her career in ScHARR. Read the full interview here...

E&D Training and other information

Mandatory training

Equality & Diversity in Practice online training - essential training for all our staff members (login required)

Unconscious Bias

All those in ScHARR who chair recruitment panels or act as recruitment advisors have completed a course of unconscious bias training. 

To find out more about unconscious bias and to take a test yourself go to Project Implicit - an online assessment linked to research based at Harvard University

Lecture by Professor Jenny Saul, "Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Women in Academia" given to the Women@TUoS Network launch.

External links

The Guardian Women in Leadership - a weekly newsletter you can subscribe to or read on their website.

Equality & Diversity in the University

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Click here to read more about the University's commitment to equality and diversity.

Athena Swan

The University achieved a silver Athena Swan award in 2016