HLS Athena Swan Team

  • Our team is made up of enthusiastic champions representing academics and professional services staff across all career levels and areas of the Faculty. We are enthusiastic and motivated and meet regularly – normally once a month - to assess feedback, review progress and propose and implement actions that will benefit both men and women.

    We communicate informally through outreach to our colleagues, the Faculty newsletter, mailing lists, as well as running Faculty Athena Swan surveys and focus groups.

    Our Chair reports directly to our Faculty senior management team to ensure progress is made to reach the goals set by our Athena Swan team.

    Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt

    Professor Astrid Schloerscheidt

    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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    Jill Childs

    Jill Childs

    Programme Lead - Social Work, Principal Lecturer

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    Professor Susan Brooks

    Professor Susan Brooks

    Director of Researcher Development, Professor in Cell Biology, and Chair of the Faculty Athena Swan team

    • Joined as Senior Lecturer in 1995
    • Appointed as the University’s Research Training Coordinator, 0.5FTE, in 2006
    • Promoted to Reader in 2010
    • Promoted to Professor in 2017
    • Partner is a medical researcher in London-both have elderly parents.

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    Dr Verena Kriechbaumer

    Dr Verena Kriechbaumer

    Senior Research Fellow

    • Joined on a BBSRC grant in 2012 following a PhD in Munich
    • Promoted to Senior Research Fellow in 2017.

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    Alfred Veldhuis

    Alfred Veldhuis

    Lecturer in Public Health

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    Jane Butcher

    Jane Butcher

    Equality Diversity and Inclusion Adviser for Staff

    • Joined in 2015, works FT. Public and third sector equality projects and women in STEMM initiatives.
    • FT and PT and remote working and career break experience
    • Ongoing distance eldercare
    • Jane is our Consultant from the in the Directorate of Human Resources.

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    Craig Churchley

    Programme Administrator

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    Gillian Jones

    Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

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    Donald Ridley

    Donald Ridley

    Associate Dean Strategy and Development

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    Georgia Cook

    Georgia Cook

    Post Doctoral Research Assistant

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    Alison Blair

    Alison Blair

    Head of Operations

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    Amber Ridgway

    Amber Ridgway

    PhD Research Student - Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Programme - BBSRC Funded
    Athena Swan Intern

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    Professor Anne Laure Humbert

    Professor Anne Laure Humbert

    Director - Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

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    Dr Dan Butcher

    Dr Dan Butcher

    Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

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    Kate Davis

    Kate Davis

    Head of Faculty Marketing and Communications

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    Dr Lisa Ayers

    Dr Lisa Ayers

    Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology

    Dr Marion Waite

    Dr Marion Waite

    Principal Lecturer in Nursing

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    Mrs Maxine Fletcher

    Mrs Maxine Fletcher

    Head of Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

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    Dr Pariyrath S Thondre

    Dr Pariyrath S Thondre

    Senior Lecturer in Nutrition

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    Dr Sole Adesola

    Dr Sole Adesola

    Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

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    Wakefield Morys-Carter

    Wakefield Morys-Carter

    Senior Psychology Demonstrator

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  • The team meets regularly to challenge and introduce initiatives to improve the appointment and selection process, promotions, career development, early careers support, workplace flexibility and working culture.