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Athena Swan and Gender Equality

The Department was awarded a Bronze Athena Swan award in 2020 in recognition of our work to promote gender equality. Unusually in the UK, we have approximately equal numbers of staff identifying as male and female and we have a high proportion of women promoted to professorial level (65%). We are also proud of the energy and commitment of our staff in working at the university level to promote equality via the Network for Mothers (led by Dr Fire Kovarovic) and the University’s Women’s Network (led by Prof Jane Macnaughton). 

Our current Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team is led by Dr Elisabeth Kirtsoglou and our current Athena Swan work is based on our Department EDI Action Plan.

Read our successful Athena Swan application

Read about Durham Universities Gender Equality and Athena Swan work

Athena Swan Bronze Award