The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience has been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award for its efforts to improve the representation of women in science through its internal initiatives. The Athena Swan initiative in NDCN is being led by Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg and Dr Helen Higham.
Bronze Award holders must:
- Demonstrate particular challenges and plan activities for the future.
- Use quantitative and qualitative assessment to identify challenges and opportunities.
- Have a plan that builds on this assessment, and lessons from any activities already in place.
The April 2012 award round was the biggest Athena SWAN has ever had with 96 award submissions and 14 panels. The Athena SWAN Charter evolved from work between the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN), to advance the representation of women in science, engineering and technology.