Athena Swan

Since 2010, the Department of Zoology has held an Athena Swan Award. Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.  It aims to assist the recruitment, retention and progression of women in SET.

For further information contact our Athena Swan Champions, Professor Oliver Pybus or Dr Theresa Burt de Perera

Resources developed by our Athena Swan team:

See also:

  1. Parent Carer Scientist, a publication by the Royal Society;
  2. Shooting Stars, a website about remarkable women scientists, by Sunetra Gupta and Ted Dewan
  3. The Girl's Guide to a Life in Science a collection of 25 mostly autobiographical essays by Indian women scientists, with a foreword by Sunetra Gupta.

In addition, to our Athena Swan activities, several staff participate inthe activities of groups such as WISE, FEST, UKRC GetSET WomenBritish Science Association and the Oxford Women’s Network. This involves seminars to the general public, interviews in national magazines (e.g. Marie Claire, Stylist, Scientific American), video interviews as well as web blogs/interviews.

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Paul Harvey, Sunetra Gupta and Stuart West receive our first Athena Swan Award, on behalf of the department, 16th September 2010.

Professor Sunetra Gupta is featured in a video that celebrates women's roles at Oxford University, published to mark International Women's Day 2012.

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