Athena SWAN

“Welcome to a University where everyone is equal, but never the same.”

Image of Student in Lab  Athena Swan Logo 

What is the Athena SWAN Charter?

According to AdvanceHE (formally known as Equality Challenge Unit /ECU) the Athena SWAN Charter is about:

Recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in:
  • academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL
  • professional and support staff
  • trans staff and students
In relation to their:
  • representation
  • progression of students into academia
  • journey through career milestones
  • working environment for all staff

For more information please visit AdvanceHE.

About Athena SWAN at LJMU

Liverpool John Moores University joined the Athena SWAN charter in 2014 and was first presented with an Institutional Bronze award in 2014, in recognition of ongoing work relating to gender equality. Since then, LJMU had a second successful submission of their Institutional Bronze award in 2017.

The Institutional Athena SWAN Working Group is Chaired by Professor Robin Leatherbarrow (Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer, LJMU)

For more information and to view LJMU’s most recent and previous Athena SWAN Bronze submissions please select the following:-

Meet the University Wide Self-Assessment Team (SAT)

Working group composition

Name:

University Role:

Working Group Role:

Professor Robin

Leatherbarrow

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer)

University Senior Management Team

Chair Athena SWAN Working Group & Member of University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Emily Walker

Executive Support Officer

Vice Chancellors Office

Secretary

Secretary Athena SWAN Working Group

Yasmin Ibrahim

President, LJMU Student Union

Student Body Representative  

Moni Akinsanya

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

People and Organisational Development

Expertise In Equality

Dr Isaac Amoako

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer,

Liverpool Business School (LBS)

Represents academic staff

in the Business Faculty

Amanda Atkinson

Research Assistant, Public

Health Institute (EHC)

Represents post-doctoral

Researchers

Professor Laura

Bishop

Professor, School of Natural

Sciences and Psychology (SCS);

Associate Dean (Global

Engagement)

Represents the Women

Professors Network

(STEMM)

Jason Boulter

Staff Leadership and

Development Adviser, People and Organisational Development

Expertise on career

progression and staff

development

Professor Alison

Cotgrave

Professor, Built Environment

(FET); Associate Dean (Quality)

Represents academic staff

in FET

Dr Andreea Font

Lecturer, Astrophysics (FET)

Represents academic staff

in FET. Early career

academic

Dr Joanne

Foulkes

Lecturer, School of Pharmacy

and Biomolecular Sciences (SCS)

Represents academic staff

in the Science Faculty.

Early career academic

Dr Andrew Leach

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer,

Pharmacy and Biomolecular

Sciences (SCS)

Represents academic staff

in the Science Faculty

Dr Diana

Leighton

Head of Research Excellence

and Research Strategy

Represents Research

Services, with expertise on

REF and gender aspects of

staff inclusion

Lisa Li

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer,

Maritime and Mechanical

Engineering (FET)

Represents academic staff

in FET. Early career

academic

Sarah Maclennan

Programme Leader, Liverpool

Screen School (APSS)

Represents academic staff

in APSS Faculty

Dr Marco

Messina

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer,

Maritime and Mechanical

Engineering (FET)

Represents academic staff

in FET. Early career

academic

Professor Glenda

Norquay

Professor, Humanities and

Social Science (APSS)

Represents the Women

Professors Network

(AHSSBL)

Professor David

Richardson

Director, School of Sport

Science (SCS)

Represents academic staff

in the Science Faculty

Professor Andy

Tattersall

Director, School of Natural

Science and Psychology (SCS)

Represents academic staff

in the Science Faculty

Greg Thompson

Manager, People and

Organisational Development

Represents professional

services staff. Expertise in

HR practices

Sara Rioux

Head of Operations (FET)

Represents professional

services staff within

Faculties

Ann Sidaway

HR Adviser, Corporate Business

Change Initiatives

Represents professional

services staff

Dr Hannah

Timpson

Head of Research Impact and

Engagement, Public Health

Institute (EHC)

Represents academic staff

in EHC Faculty

Departmental Submissions at LJMU

Liverpool John Moores University has several departments applying for their own Athena SWAN awards, these include:

  • Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI)
  • Built Environment (BUE)
  • Humanities & Social Science (HSS)
  • Liverpool Business School (LBS)
  • Liverpool Screen School (LSS)
  • Natural Science & Phycology (NSP)
  • Nursing & Allied Health (NAH)
  • Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences (PBS)
  • Public Health Institute (PHI)
  • School of Justice Studies (SJS)
  • Sports & Exercise Science (SPS) 

For more information about each departmental Athena SWAN applications and awards at LJMU, please visit their individual pages below.

University Wide Athena SWAN Terms of Reference