Show your commitment to inclusion and gender diversity.
As per the Athena SWAN accreditation program, a Self Assessment Team (SAT), pictured below, consisting of academic and professional staff and students was established at the University of Newcastle in 2016 and spent two years collecting and analysing data to identify gender and diversity issues within the organisation.
The SAT led by Professor Deb Hodgson, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), consulted broadly with their STEMM academics, staff and students to identify gaps between policy and practice. The team submitted an application for Bronze Accreditation in March 2018.
The Bronze accreditation level provides a platform for greatly improving Gender Equity over a four-year period. Regardless of the outcome of the application, the University of Newcastle has committed to a 4 year action plan that will support the key priorities of:
And this is just the beginning. The Bronze Award is the foundation piece and marks the beginning of a longer Athena SWAN journey. All going well, in four years’ time we will be measuring the impact of the action we have taken to support our application for the Silver Accreditation Level.
Professor Deborah Hodgson, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, Office - DVC (Research and Innovation) (Psychology)
Emma Austin, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Science
Professor Eric Beh, Statistics, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Professor Regina Berretta, Computer Science and Software Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Dr Karen Blackmore, Lecturer, School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Dr Nikola Bowden, Research Fellow, Medical Genetics, School of Medicine and Public Health
Professor Julie Byles, Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health
Professor Robert Callister, Deputy Head of Faculty, Office of the PVC Health and Medicine (Anatomy)
Rachel Fowell, Equity and Diversity Manager, Human Resource Services
Associate Professor Anna Giacomini, Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, School of Engineering
Dr Phil Jobling, Senior Lecturer, Human Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Michelle Jones, HR Systems Officer, Human Resource Services
Professor Jim Jose, Politics, Newcastle Business School
Helen Le Gresley, Executive Officer - PVC Unit, Office of the PVC Health and Medicine
Professor Rick Middleton, Head of School, School of Engineering Engineering and Computing
Meagan Morrissey, Senior Data Analyst, Strategy, Planning and Performance
Petrina Mosely, Information Analyst, Strategy, Planning and Performance
Sarah Nash, Workforce Communications Officer, Human Resource Services
Dr Hannah Power, Lecturer, Earth Sciences, School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Dr Ian Renner, Lecturer, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Michael Robertson, Associate Director Faculty Services, Office PVC - Education and Arts
Dr Meredith Tavener, Research Fellow, Faculty of Health and Medicine