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Application & Action plan

Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics Athena SWAN Silver Application

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

Self-Assessment Team (SAT)

The SAT was selected to ensure full representation across the Department. The team comprises nine women and four men, including two professors, four associate professors, two research fellows, one research associate, one graduate student, and four administrators. Each member of the SAT was given specific responsibilities to oversee a particular area of our bronze action plan. The SAT was advised by the Medical Sciences Division (MSD) Athena SWAN Advisors, Dr Bríd Cronin and Dr Jennifer Anderson

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.

Professor Victoria M Bajo Lorenzana is an Associate Professor in the Department working in auditory neuroscience with Prof Andrew King. She is a proud mother of two teenagers and happy to live her love for science in a dual career marriage.

Tania Boyt is Head of Administration and Finance, and has worked in the University’s Medical Sciences Division for the past 15 years. She is actively involved in mentoring across the University.

Vicky Bullett joined the Department recently as Communications Officer and Personal Assistant to the Head of Administration. She is also the secretary to the Athena SWAN Implementation Committee.

Professor Carolyn Carr is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Science in the Department. She had a career break for 10 years while her two children were young and returned to science with a Daphne Jackson Returners Fellowship.

Eduard Willms is a DPhil student in Matthew Wood's lab and a graduate representative in the Department.

Professor Stephanie Cragg is Professor of Neuroscience and a Fellow of Christ Church. She works on neurotransmission in the basal ganglia in health and disease. Stephanie is part of a dual career family with two children at primary school.

Carina Gandy joined the Department from UCL in 2010. She works as a Research Assistant in Clive Wilson's lab combining the responsibility for the lab management with research.

Louise Hill is a member of the Teaching and Support staff and has worked in many departments within the University part-time and full-time over the past 31 years. She has two grownup sons.

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.

Professor Damian Tyler (Chair) is an Associate Professor 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.

Dr Cristina Villa del Campo joined the Department in 2015 as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Paul Riley’s lab. She has been a member of the Departmental Postdoctoral Society since September 2015.

Dr Tim Vogels is a Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow for computational and theoretical neuroscience at the CNCB. Tim is the father of  two delightful young children.


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