Athena SWAN Working Group

The Department's Athena SWAN working group aims to:

  • promote good practice and address the under-representation of women in mathematics;
  • ensure a supportive culture for all staff at all levels;
  • increase the number of female students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The group is part of the Equality and Good Practice Committee (EGPC). Current members are:‌‌‌

 

    

Stefan Weigert has been Chair of the Equality and Good Practice Committee since September 2018.

 

 

Niall MacKay became Head of Department in October 2015. Until 2010 Niall’s partner was a full-time academic at another UK university, and commuted weekly while their children attended the York Campus Nursery. He was instrumental in the introduction of a salary sacrifice scheme for nursery fees.

Niall is an ex officio member of the Equality and Good Practice Committee.

 

Cheri Mussell joined Mathematics as Department Manager in September 2018. Cheri is an ex officio member of the Equality and Good Practice Committee.

 

Emilie Dufresne joined the Mathematics department in September 2018 and becomes Deputy Chair of the Equality and Good Practice Committee in August 2019. Emilie is also an academic representative member of the Equality and Good Practice Committee.

  Degui Li is an academic representative of the Equality and Good Practice Committee and will be Head of Section for Statistics from September 2019. 
  Julie Wilson was Chair of the Equality and Good Practice Committee from September 2014-2018 and is now an academic representative member. Julie began her career as a single parent with two young children - now grown-up! 

    

Linda Elvin and Claire Farrar work on a job-share basis around family commitments, as P.A's. to the Head of Department and Department Manager. Linda and Claire provide secretarial support for the Equality and Good Practice Committee meetings as well as being support staff representative members of the committee
  Elizabeth Dickinson has been a post-doctoral members of the Equality and Good Practice Committee from September 2018. 
  Nora Szakacs will join the committee as a post-doctoral representative from September 2019. 
  Scott Carson has been Post-Graduate representative on the committee since September 2018. 
  Reece Goding has been the student representative on the Equality and Good Practice Committee since January 2017.

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