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Athena SWAN Silver Award institution

The Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Charter award recognises the commitment of institutions and SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) departments to address gender equalities, tackle the unequal representation of women in science, and to improve career progression for female academics.

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre aligns itself to the aims of the Athena SWAN Charter by working to attract, support and retain leading women in translational research and clinical practice, irrespective of grade.

The University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences holds a Faculty Silver Athena SWAN award, recognising the commitment and progress of the Faculty towards gender equality, which encourages ‘bottom-up’ engagement and initiatives led by staff and students as well as embedding equality and diversity and inclusion in Faculty strategy, planning and governance.

Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre works closely with the University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences to deliver an action plan to improve the quality of work, training and career development for women at all levels and have engaged in an active programme to achieve and maintain this.

Supporting female researchers

Professor Avan Sayer

Newcastle BRC Director & Ageing, Sarcopenia and Multimorbidity Theme co-lead

Professor Grainne Gorman

Mitochondrial Dysfunction co-Theme Lead and Director, Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research