CHAS School of Medicine recieves an Athena SWAN Bronze Award 

The College of Health and Agricultural Sciences are delighted to announce that the School of Medicine has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its commitment to gender equality and inclusion. This award was made to the School of Medicine on the basis of an action plan that describes how the School intends to drive gender equality for faculty, staff and students. 

Athena Swan is based around the advancement of gender equality and progression of all. The Athena SWAN charter which was establised in 2005, initially encouraged and recognised a commitment in advancing the careers of women in STEMM subject areas and employment in higher education and research.

This charter was further expanded to recognise work undertaken in other areas such as arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law. It also aimed to recognise work in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. Now the charter is even more broad and is dedicated in addressing gender equality on a much wider level.

Associate Professor Marguerite Clyne led the School of Medicine's Athena SWAN self-assessment team, co-chaired by Professor Denis Shields. Over the past two years, the team have analysed all aspects of the School's academic programmes from the perspective of gender equality. Their proposed action plan was submitted in April 2019.

L-R: Licia Carlesi, Senior Executive Assistant, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit,  Associate Professor, Donal Finn, College of Engineering and Architecture, Simone Ciuiti, Assistant Professor and Antoinette Perry Assistant Professor, School of Biology and Environmental Science, Professor Orla Feely, Vice President, Research, Innovation and Impact, Marcellina Fogarty, Manager, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, Eimear O’Reilly, Project Officer, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, Associate Professor, Marguerite Clyne,  School of Medicine,  Rory Carey, Director Culture and Engagement, University College Dublin

The College of Health and Sciences also wishes to congratulate the School of Biology and Environmental Science and the College of Engineering and Architecture who were both were similarly recognised with an Athena SWAN 2019 Award.