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John Deller & Damian Tyler receiving the Athena SWAN Bronze Award on behalf of the Department, November 2013
John Deller & Damian Tyler receiving the Athena SWAN Bronze Award on behalf of the Department, November 2013

Application & Action plan

Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics Athena SWAN Bronze Application

Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics Athena SWAN Bronze Action Plan

Self-Assessment Team (SAT)

The SAT was selected to ensure full representation across the Department. The team comprises seven women and five men, including three professors, two lecturers, two research fellows, two post docs, three graduate students and two administrators.

Professor Dame Kay Davies (co-chair) is Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy, and Director of the MRC Functional Genomics Unit, working in the application of genomics tools for the analysis of neurological disorders. She is Associate Head (Development, Impact and Equality) of the Medical Sciences Division. She has one son.

Professor Anant Parekh (co-chair) is Professor of Physiology. His scientific interests lie in how cells communicate with each other. He has one son in a dual career family.

Mrs Julia Allen has worked for the University for twenty-one years, the last five of them in the Department as a Deputy Administrator and then as Operations Manager for HR and PA Support. She has two children.

Miss Laura Corrigan is a DPhil student in Chromosome and Developmental Biology, and a graduate representative in the Department.

Mr John Deller is the previous Departmental Administrator (2011 to 2013). Prior to that, he worked in the Department of Chemistry.

Miss Clara Ferreira is a DPhil student in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. She has had the opportunity to teach and is involved in several science communication activities.

Dr Maike Glitsch is a University Lecturer and tutorial fellow at St Hilda's college. She has worked in DPAG for fourteen years, first as post-doctoral fellow and now as a member of academic staff. She has one child in a dual career family.

Dr Deborah Goberdhan is a University Research Lecturer, who has been in the Department for almost thirteen years, first as post-doctoral fellow, then as a Research Fellow and currently as a Departmental Lecturer. She is involved in developing Outreach Activities. She has two children in a dual career family.

Dr Kristine Krug is a Royal Society University Research Fellow. She leads a research group on the neural basis of perceptual decisions. She has two children in a dual career family.

Mr Kevin Liu is a DPhil student, and a graduate representative in the Department.

Dr Mary McMenamin is a Departmental Lecturer. She co-ordinates regular meetings and activities for post-doctoral researchers within the Department and is the Departmental Safety Officer.

Professor Peter Robbins is Head of Department (HoD). His scientific interests lie in integrative human physiology. He is part of a dual career family with two children.

Dr Jan Schnupp is a University Lecturer and tutorial fellow at St Peter's College. He has been at the Department for over twenty years, and has experienced working here as graduate student, post-doctoral research assistant and as a member of the academic staff. He has two children in a single career family.

Dr Damian Tyler is a University Research Lecturer and a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Research Fellow. He contributes experience as a junior academic with three small children, juggling work-life balance in a dual career marriage.