Our department has a vibrant community of academic and administrative staff, working at all levels.
We achieved a Bronze Departmental Athena SWAN Award in April 2017.
We are committed to the representation, progression and success of women in science. We aim to foster a confident, high-performing, creative and productive Department, offering equality of opportunity and a positive and inclusive culture to all.
We're proud of our outstanding female scientists. We'd like to celebrate them by showcasing five amazing women at each stage of their career, from PhD students to full Professors.
Our department has over 45 academic members of staff, 40 percent of whom are female. We also have about 30 research students, over two thirds of whom are women.
There is a wide range of opportunities, resources and support networks available for our staff, both within and outside our University.
For research active staff, the mentor provides advice on what is worth doing and when, where and how to network, how to develop a career plan, explaining promotion criteria and how to develop a profile within a discipline. The academic staffing officer can also advise on issues related to probation and promotion.
For new staff, an induction event is held by HR and the department.
Formal staff meetings are held twice a month, and there is also an informal Head of Department lunch twice a month, where individual departmental matters may be discussed with the Head of Department during lunch break.
There is a Women in Psychology Breakfast on the first Tuesday a month, and every Wednesday, the MPhil / PhD students organise a social tea-and-cake event for all academic staff and research students.