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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 was 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 (VP Education/Proctor) Bronze: 7 May 2018
Students’ Association (student rep) Nick Farrer  Director of Wellbeing (Equality)
Art History

Dr Ilse Sturkenboom

Biology Prof Sascha K. Hooker Silver: 7 May 2018
Chemistry Dr Tanja van Mourik Silver: 24 Sep 2014

Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

Computer Science

Prof Stephen Linton

Bronze: Sep 2017

Dr Madhavi Nevader

Economics & Finance

Dr Tugce Cuhadaroglu


Dr Katie Garner


Earth & Environmental Sciences

Prof Tony Prave 

Bronze: 25 Apr 2016

Geography & Sustainable Development

Dr Richard Streeter  submission


Prof Frances Andrews

EDO: Dr Kate Ferris

Bronze: 25 Oct 2018

International Relations

Dr Caron Gentry submission


Dr Anna Brown & Dr Boyka Bratanova

Bronze: Sep 2017
Maths & Stats Prof Andy Lynch Bronze: 25 Oct 2018
Medicine Dr Agnes Tello Bronze: 28 Apr 2017
Modern Languages Dr Dora Osborne submission

Philosophy, Social Anthropology & Film

Prof Katherine Hawley

Physics & Astronomy

Dr Vivienne Wild

Silver: 28 Apr 2017

Juno Champion: Jan 2017

Psychology & Neuroscience

Dr Gillian Brown

Silver7 May 2018

Public Engagement 

Dr Mhairi Stewart


CAPOD Dr Diane Munday Staff Developer (Research Staff)

Jos Finer



Kathryn Browne

Information Analyst (E&D data)


Mairi Stewart

Director of HR

E&D, HR  

Sukhi Bains

Head of E&D

E&D, HR  

Lenna Cumberbatch (

E&D Awards Adviser

E&D, HR    Dr Karen McGregor (

E&D Awards Adviser

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):

Mairi Stewart, Director of Human Resources



Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom