About our working environment

The school’s central principles are of intellectual generosity and support for staff at all levels to achieve their potential.

We are strongly committed to equality of opportunity regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.

Professor Jonathan Sterne
Head of School of Social and Community Medicine

Supporting women in science

The School of Social and Community Medicine 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

The school has been awarded an Athena SWAN silver award. These awards recognise the contribution of organisations in supporting women in science, engineering and technology (SET). They 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.

We are delighted to receive a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to promote gender equality within the school.
This award reflects the school's achievements in developing a positive working environment for all staff.

Dr Esther Crawley
Equalities co-lead for the School of Social and Community Medicine

Contacts

For further information, please contact Dr Esther Crawley, Equalities co-lead for the School of Social and Community Medicine.