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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:

School/UnitAS ConvenersStatus/Role
University Award Prof Paul Hibbert (Dean of Arts) Bronze: 25 Apr 2013
Students’ Association (student rep) Claire Shirey  Director of Wellbeing (inc. Equality)
Art History

Prof Kathryn Rudy

EDO: Dr Ilse Sturkenboom

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

EDO: Dr Juliana Bowles

Bronze: Sep 2017

Dr Madhavi Nevader

Data + survey analysis
Economics & Finance

Dr Tugce Cuhadaroglu

First stage

Dr Katie Garner

Data + survey analysis

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Prof Tony Prave 

Bronze: 25 Apr 2016

Geography & Sustainable Development

Dr Richard Streeter  Survey


Prof Frances Andrews Write-up

International Relations

Dr Caron Gentry Survey


Dr Anna Brown & Dr Boyka Bratanova

Bronze: Sep 2017
Maths & Stats Dr Michail Papathomas  Bronze: 24 Sep 2014
Medicine Julie Struthers Bronze: 28 Apr 2017
Modern Languages Dr Dora Osborne Data + survey analysis

Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Film, and Music

Prof Mark Harris  Write-up
Physics & Astronomy

Dr Vivienne Wild

Silver: 28 Apr 2017

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


Kathryn Browne

Information Analyst (E&D data)


Mairi Stewart

Director of HR


Lynsey Rattray

HR Diversity Assistant


Sukhi Bains

Head of E&D

Internal/External online resources:

Attaining Athena SWAN downloads for submissions:

  1. Athena SWAN handbook May 2015 (PDF, 445 KB)
  2. ECU-AS-SAT-Guidance-2017 (PDF, 217 KB)
  3. Athena SWAN Guide to processes 2015 (PDF, 219 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

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 463096
Fax:+44 (0)1334 462570