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To reflect our ongoing commitment to equality and diversity, we made the decision to broaden the focus of our Athena SWAN committee to reflect the needs of all under-represented staff and students within DPAG. The committee has been renamed ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee’ from January 2021.

the current Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee

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Professor Sarah De Val

Athena Swan Academic Lead


Ms Stephanie Anderson

Graduate Student Representative


Ms Sara Bandiera

Graduate Student Representative

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Ms Sophia Bell

HR Manager

(on maternity leave)

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Ms Victoria Bullett

PA to HoAF, Committee Secretary

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Professor Helen Christian

Director of Graduate Studies

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Ms Louise Cotterell

Athena Swan Co-ordinator 

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Professor Stephanie Cragg

Professor of Neuroscience

Sean Nightingale

Mr Sean Nightingale

Computer Operations & System Manager 

Adam Packer

Dr Adam Packer

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow

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Professor David Paterson

Head of Department


Dr Pavandeep Rai

Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Anti-Racism Working Group Representative


Dr Mark Richards

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


 Ms Carolina Roque Silva

Research Assistant in Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration

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Dr Brent Ryan

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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 Professor Nicola Smart

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration

Talitha smith

Ms Talitha Smith

Communications Officer

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Professor Shankar Srinivas

Academic Lead for Public Engagement


Ms Désirée Tennant

HR Manager


 Ms Sally Vine

Head of Administration and Finance