Advance HE define the purpose of a self-assessment team as:

  • Reflecting on a range of quantitative and qualitative data to identify both challenges and opportunities with regards to gender equality
  • Evaluating relevant policies, practices and activities
  • Responding to the findings of the above and establishing gender equality-based priority areas and appropriate aspirations and targets
  • Developing an evidence-based, comprehensive action plan to underpin advancement against the agreed priorities over the whole award period, after which time the unit will apply to renew or upgrade their award.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of actions undertaken on an ongoing basis, to ensure actions are delivering impact against objectives, and evolving the action plan in response to evaluation


Athena SWAN Lead

Prof. Brian Webster-Henderson (Deputy Vice Chancellor of Health, Environment and Innovation)


Athena Swan Project Team

Marie Knox-Davis (Head of HR and OD)                                       HR
Emma Garbett (Athena Swan Project Lead)HR
Lee McDermott (EDI Officer)

SAT Representatives

Nicole Lees (Lecturer in Investigative Practice) Institute of Business Industry and Lead
Dr Sue Wilbraham (Senior Lecturer) Institute of Health
Farhat Ibrahim (Senior Lecturer) Institute of Education
Caroline Briggs (Assistive Technology Officer) Information Services
Emma Webster (Student Liaison Admin Assistant) Student and Academic Administration Service
Karl Chambers (Campus Manager London) Student and Academic Administration Service
Joanne Scott (SL Academic and Professional Skills) Institute of Health
Amanda Holmes (Programme Administration Manager) Student and Academic Administration Service
Naomi Pierce (Research and Knowledge Exchange Officer) Research and Knowledge Exchange
Jamie Mcphie (Senior Lecturer) Institute of Science and Environment
Paul Ferguson (Senior Lecturer) Institute of the Arts

We are currently recruiting to our self-assessment team. Colleagues can declare their interest or find out more by contacting

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