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

To find out more click on the images (staff only login required)
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ScHARR Silver Athena Swan

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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...

Winning the Silver - 2014

ScHARR received the Athena SWAN Silver Award in September 2014 in recognition of our commitment to gender equality. The application can be found on the right hand side of this page. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. ScHARR is proud to have a supportive culture and promote practices which enable women to develop their careers. Some of these practices have had a real impact on women in ScHARR. We have put measures in place to ensure a smooth transition back to work for women after maternity leave. Over 35% of our staff work part time and many have flexible working arrangements, for example around school hours

Athena Swan

Our next silver submission 2017

AS 2017 group

Our Athena Swan self-assessment group are preparing a new application for Athena Swan silver status to be submitted in 2017.

The new Athena Swan criteria are more inclusive and cover all Professional Services as well as academic staff and now include all equality groups.

Notes of our meetings can be found on this page (ScHARR staff only)

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