Undergraduate Working Group

Leader: Dr Dino Rotondo (Senior Lecturer)
Contributors: Ryan McEwan, Sheeba Zahir (Undergraduate students)

Role:

  • Promote professional societies and careers events for undergraduates
  • Develop and review the SIPBS questionnaires for undergraduate students
  • Increase awareness of Equality & Diversity matters amongst the undergraduate students

 

Postgraduate Working Group

Leader: Dr RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel (Senior Lecturer)
Contributors: Bela Sanches, Abdullah Alzahrani (PhD students)

Role:

  • Support and promote postgraduate-led symposia in SIPBS
  • Promote professional societies and careers events for postgraduates
  • Develop and review the SIPBS questionnaires for postgraduate students
  • Promote networking within the postgraduate students’ community
  • Increase awareness of Equality & Diversity matters amongst the postgraduate students

 

Career progression/staff Working Group

Leader: Dr Margaret Cunningham (Chancellor’s Fellow)
Contributors:  Lynne Kernweiss (Senior Technician), Dr Gillian Halket (Daphne Jackson Research Fellow), Dr Steven Ford (Teaching Associate)

Role:

  • Review recruitment/induction/ADR/promotion procedures
  • Promote available internal and external training courses to support career progression
  • Promote mentoring to all categories of staff
  • Promote the SIPBS Athena SWAN Award for researchers (support provided for conference, training, childcare)
  • Consolidate and promote available support for writing grants
  • Review organisational matters related to staff (e.g. core hours, workload, return to work after a break)
  • Develop and review the SIPBS questionnaires for staff

 

Organisational Culture & Communication Working Group

Leader: Dr Veronique Seidel (Senior Lecturer)
Contributors: Prof Robin Plevin, (Head of Institute), Ian Thompson (SIPBS Head of IT), Linda Horan (Technician, Biological Protection Unit Manager)

Role:

  • Support and promote social and networking activities in SIPBS to reflect diversity
  • Organise an annual SIPBS Athena SWAN seminar
  • Develop and review the SIPBS Athena SWAN webpage
  • Promote the visibility of role models/success stories
  • Increase awareness of Equality & Diversity matters amongst all categories of staff

 

Data Management Working Group

Leader:  Dr Steven Ford (Teaching Associate)
Contributors:  Dr Veronique Seidel (Senior Lecturer), Dr Gillian Halket (Daphne Jackson Research Fellow), Dr RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel (Senior Lecturer), Dr Dino Rotondo (Senior Lecturer), Linda Horan (Technician, Biological Protection Unit Manager), Lynne Kernweiss (Senior Technician)

Role:

  • Monitor gender balance and ethnicity of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff regarding Athena SWAN related issues (e.g recruitment, promotion, access to training, mentoring, outreach)