The Clinical School has had Equality Champions in every department since 2011. The Equality Champions have been instrumental in increasing awareness of the School’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Programme by promoting Athena SWAN and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion matters throughout the school. Without the tireless work of the Equality Champions the Clinical School would not be the proud holder of an Athena SWAN silver award!
Information about the role of the Equality Champion is detailed below. The Network is a friendly, active community of individuals who are committed to promoting good practice and a better working environment for all. We meet once a term to support one another and share experiences.
If you would like to become an Equality Champion please contact Vicky Smallbone, Equality and Diversity Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Research UK CI: Jason Carroll, Rebecca Holmes, Florian Markowetz, Stefanie Reichelt, Frances Richards and Cara Walters
CIMR: Jenny Hirst, Maria Shamin, Michael Weekes and Charlotte Yelton
Clinical Biochemistry: Maria Adams, Cheryl Brighton, Miguel Constancia, Arianna Psichas, Jane Sugars
Clinical Neurosciences & Neurology: Franklin Aigbirhio, Gavin Brown, Amanda Barber, Keri Carpenter, Liz Corteen, Joanne Jones, Nisha Kuzhuppilly-Ramakrishnan and Stephen Sawcer
Haematology: Ana Cvejic and Brian Huntly
Institute of Public Health: Carol Brayne, Robbie Duschinsky and Steven Martin
Medical Genetics: Mae Goldgraben
Medicine: Marta Baldrighi, Gemma Basatemur, Murray Clark, Samuel Franklin, Begona Cachone Gonzalez, Jane Goodall, Helle Jorgensen, Wei Li, Andrew Lever, Carmel McEniery, Nicola Owen and Paul Upton
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit: Darren Dunning, Shraddha Kaur, Georgie Morrill, Fionnuala Murphy, Susanne Schweizer and Victoria White
MRC Biostatistics Unit: Alessandra Cabassi, Paul Newcombe and Sofia Villar
MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit: Merlin Hartley, Lindsey van Haute, Caterina Garone, Tom Gleeson
MRC Epidemiology Unit: Sonja Klingberg, Nichola Dalzell, Esther Fakeye, Louise Foley, Luca Lotta and David Vaughan
MRC Cancer Unit: Anasuya Chattopadhyay, Maria Dasseville and Alessandro Esposito
Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Wendy Cooper, Francesca Gaccioli and Jens Kieckbusch
Oncology: Alison Dunning
Paediatrics: Kathryn Beardsall and Nazima Pathan
Psychiatry: Michele Atiemo, Lisa Ronan, John Suckling and Hisham Ziauddeen
Public Health and Primary Care: Julie Jenkins and Karen Pooley
Radiology: James Grist and Frank Riemer
Surgery: Wasim Khan and Jacqueline Siu
The Role of the Equality Champion
The role of the Clinical School’s Equality Champions is to actively champion and increase the visibility of the School’s commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, and to promote good practice by:
- Facilitating increased awareness of Diversity and Inclusion, Athena SWAN and the Wellbeing Programme within the school by dissemination of information from the Equality and Diversity Coordinator and Athena SWAN Governance Group
- Providing updates about departmental activities and sharing best practice at the termly Equality Champions meetings, and by filling in the School’s Departmental Activities Spreadsheet
- Providing a point of contact for others within the department, especially new starters
- Providing a link between the Athena SWAN Governance Group and the staff within the department
- Increasing awareness of working culture issues by ensuring Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a standing agenda item at departmental meetings and awaydays, and providing updates relating to the various programmes
- Encouraging and widening participation in the school’s initiatives, including staff survey, appraisal and E&D training initiatives
- Advocating for Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing matters within the University and externally.
- Ensuring innovative ideas for improving wellbeing and working life are heard by the School. At some point you might wish to consider joining the Athena SWAN Governance Group and steering the School to improve the working environment for all.