Athena SWAN in RDM
Athena SWAN activities are co-ordinated across the department by the RDM Athena SWAN Steering Group (ASSG), chaired by the Head of Department, Prof Hugh Watkins. Local input and expertise is provided by four divisional Self-Assessment Teams (SATs), which play a key role in the local implementation of the Action Plan and in driving the Athena SWAN initiative forward.
Charlotte Smith, RDM’s Athena SWAN Facilitator, supports these activities across RDM, as part of the department’s ongoing initiative of creating a better workplace.
RDM Athena SWAN Steering Group (ASSG)
The ASSG meets quarterly and provides support for department-wide initiatives that benefit from a central co-ordinated approach (eg the RDM Mentoring Scheme and the RDM Career Development Committee). The ASSG co-ordinated the successful application for an Athena SWAN Silver Award.
Self-Assessment Teams (SATs)
Each division of RDM (CVM, NDCLS, IMD and OCDEM) has a local SAT that meets at least once a term to review progress and discuss how to drive forward the implementation of the Athena SWAN Action Plan locally. SATs have representation from a wide range of groups, including DPhil students, early- and mid-career researchers and clinicians, and senior professorial staff.
The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) currently does not have its own SAT because it hosts researchers from many non-RDM departments. Instead, RDM staff and students who are based at the WIMM are represented by either the IMD or NDCLS SATs.
To find out who is on your SAT, please select your relevant division:
Staff Survey Results
We monitor our progress through staff and student surveys.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2016 Staff Survey. Download the summary statistics from the 2016 survey , or read the overview.
The 2014 survey was the first department-wide survey since the formation of RDM and the results informed RDM's application for an Athena SWAN Silver Award, submitted in April 2015.