University of St Andrews

Athena Swan

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in SGSD

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development has applied for the Athena SWAN Gender Equality Bronze Award. The Athena SWAN charter is awarded for work undertaken to promote gender equality.

Our application and the Advance HE guidelines are listed below:

Athena SWAN started with the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) advancing representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) in Higher Education. It was expanded to include Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law (AHSSBL) and now also covers professiona and support staff, trans staff and students. Levels of the award are Bronze, Silver and Gold.‌

The application process is led by our Self-Assessment Team (SAT), representing academic and non-academic staff as well as students. The team consists of:

  • Keith Bennett - Head of School
  • Natalie Connell - Secretary, Professional Services Staff representative
  • Coralie Hunt - PhD student representative
  • Sharon Leahy - Senior Lecturer
  • Torsten Matzke - School Manager
  • Darren McCauley - Senior Lecturer; Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies
  • David McCollum - Senior Lecturer
  • Julia Mikolai - Research Fellow
  • Rhiannon Potts - Undergraduate student; School President
  • Louise Reid - Lecturer; Ethics Chair
  • Katy Roucoux - Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director of Teaching
  • Richard Streeter - Lecturer; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
  • Charles Warren - Senior Lecturer, Admissions Officer
  • Karen McGregor - Equality and Diversity Awards Adviser

Please contact Richard Streeter ( if you would like to feed into this process or are interested in any further information.

Further information

Resources and further information on equality policies and initiatives in the University: