About our working environment

“Positioning ourselves as world-leading researchers and teachers invariably creates demands for everyone in the school; a supportive environment is therefore a key part of our culture.

One of the many ways we ensure that is by enabling both women and men to have a good work-life balance, which respects their personal responsibilities as well as their professional aspirations.”

Professor Tim Gallagher
Dean of the Faculty of Science and Professor of Organic Chemistry

Supporting women in science

The School of Chemistry is committed to providing a positive working environment for women. By developing good employment practices, tackling the unequal representation of women in research, teaching and clinical posts, and improving career progression for female academics, the school is contributing to the national goal of advancing women in sectors traditionally dominated by men.

Athena SWAN Awards

Athena SWAN awards recognise the contribution of organisations in supporting women in science, engineering and technology (SET). These recognise the efforts of organisations to ensure a positive environment for women working in science; that they are represented at all levels , their contribution, skills and experience are recognised, and that they are retained and promoted appropriately.

Athena SWAN events and activities

We will be announcing more seminars and workshops shortly


For further information about SWAN, please contact Dr Beth Anderson, School Lead for Women in Science, by email at: beth.anderson@bristol.ac.uk