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Athena SWAN Support Webpage

Athena SWAN evolved from the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) advancing representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) in HE.  In May 2015 it widened to include Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law (AHSSBL), plus cover professional/support staff.  Levels of the award are Bronze; Silver; and Gold.

University Self Assessment Team and Dept/School Conveners:

University Award Prof Paul Hibbert (Dean of Arts) Bronze: 25 Apr 2013
Students’ Association Jack Carr Director of Rep.
Art History Dr Kathryn M. Rudy First stage
Biology Dr Sascha K. Hooker Bronze: 30 Sep 2015
Chemistry Dr Tanja van Mourik Silver: 24 Sep 2014
Classics Prof Tom Harrison Survey
Computer Science Prof Ian Gent Submitting

Dr Madhavi Nevader

First stage
Economics & Finance

Dr Tugce Cuhadaroglu

First stage

Dr Clare Gill

Dr Tom Jones

Survey analysis

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Dr Nicola Allison

Bronze: 25 Apr 2016

Geography & Sustainable Development

Prof Keith Bennett  First stage


Dr Bridget Heal Survey

International Relations

Dr Caron Gentry First stage


Prof Ruth Woodfield

Maths & Stats Dr Michail Papathomas Bronze: 24 Sep 2014
Medicine Julie Struthers Bronze: 30 Sep 2015
Modern Languages Dr Claire Whitehead First stage

Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Film, and Music

Prof Nigel Rapport  Survey
Physics & Astronomy

Dr Vivienne Wild

Juno Champion: Jan 2017

Psychology & Neuroscience

Dr Gillian Brown

Bronze: 24 Sep 2014

University STEMM Public Engagement 

Dr Mhairi Stewart



Jos Finer

Head of Staff Development

Director of HR

Mairi Stewart


HR Diversity Assistant

Lynsey Rattray


HR Head of E&D

Sukhi Bains

Support & Guidance

Internal/External online resources:

Attaining Athena SWAN downloads for submissions:

  1. Athena SWAN Handbook May 2015 (PDF, 445 KB)
  2. Athena SWAN Guide to processes 2015 (PDF, 219 KB)
  3. Athena SWAN Handbook 14 April 2014 (PDF, 1,499 KB)
  4. Dept School Athena SWAN Application (Word, 206 KB)
  5. Steps for submissions (PDF, 357 KB)
  6. Good Dept Practice: April 2013 round (Word, 32 KB)
  7. General Top Tips (PDF, 239 KB)
  8. Use of Surveys (PDF, 320 KB)
  9. Gender Outcomes through Workload Management Report 2013 (PDF, 357 KB)
  10. Workload Models for Athena SWAN Aug 2013 St Andrews (PDF, 494 KB)
  11. Workload Models HoS Presentation Jun 2014 St Andrews (PDF, 500 KB)
  12. Silver and Gold tips YouTube Video - Feb 2016 (with subtitles):


Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

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St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

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