Departmental Information

(Wellbeing Inclusion Diversity Equality)

The SIBPS-WIDE team, chaired by Dr Geoff Coxon, is responsible for the development and implementation of the SIPBS’s Athena SWAN action plan. The team consists of male and female members with diverse career profiles, personal experiences, and ethnicities. It includes academic, research‐only, teaching‐only, technical/APS members of staff, as well as representatives from the postgraduate and undergraduate communities within SIPBS.
In June 2021 the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences received an Athena SWAN Silver Departmental Award in recognition of its practices which support gender equality in higher education.


Information and Induction Documents

If you are new to SIPBS, download your staff induction documents below:

SIPBS-WIDE Prize for Researchers

This competitive prize acknowledges the importance of advancing the SIPBS-WIDE agenda within SIPBS and is aimed at recognising and encouraging researchers for their achievements at various stages of their careers. 


The SIPBS-WIDE committee welcomes applications for funding of up to £500 to encourage members of staff of all categories to promote the SIPBS-WIDE both within SIPBS and externally. 


Student handbooks
Personal Development Advisors (PDA) Scheme

This scheme is available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students in SIPBS. A PDA is a member of academic staff who is always available to help with personal skills development, encourage self-reflection and planning, and provide advice on general and/or particular problems. You can send an email to request a meeting with your PDA at any time. You can request a change of PDA from the person you were initially assigned. Any such requests should be directed to