Webinar: Lessons from a First Time Athena SWAN Bronze Application – Professor Hazel Hall

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) is running a Pilot of Athena SWAN in Australia. Athena SWAN is an evaluation and accreditation program that has shown tremendous success enhancing gender equity and diversity in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, especially focusing on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

SAGE will interview Professor Hazel Hall, Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team Leader for Edinburgh Napier University about her institution’s experiences in the Athena SWAN program. 

Professor Hazel Hall Athena SWANWe’ll discuss how the university selected its team to support their application for an Athena SWAN application for a Bronze Institutional Award. This Award recognises that an institution has started substantial work to eliminate gender bias and that it is working to create an inclusive culture for all. Professor Hall will reflect on how her team overcame the challenges of collecting and analysing gender equity and diversity data for their institution. Professor Hall will also discuss how her team created actions to address areas of inequity and how consultations with staff and students helped this process.

The SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN in Australia has signed 32 STEMM universities and research organisations seeking to improve the education and career outcomes of all women and to boost the recognition of underrepresented groups (such as transgender scientists, Indigenous Australian researchers and other minority groups). Professor Hall will answer our Australian Charter Members’ questions, so be sure to post your questions below!

Date: Thursday 5th May

Time: 5.30-6 PM AEST (8:30-9 AM UK), followed by online Q&A from 6-6.15 PM AEST.

Watch: Live on Google+, and also live streamed on YouTube.

For those unable to watch live, the video will be available to watch after the event on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ScienceGenderEquityOrgAu

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Download Edinburgh Napier’s application for a Bronze Institutional Athena SWAN Award:

Edinburgh Napier Athena SWAN Bronze application

Blog post

Read our blog post with highlights from the webinar.

Guest Bio:

Professor Hazel Hall is Director of the Centre for Social Informatics in the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. Her main research expertise and teaching interests lie in information sharing in online environments within the context of knowledge management. She is Edinburgh Napier University’s Academic Champion for Athena SWAN, and led the University’s Athena SWAN bronze award bid in 2014, which resulted a successful outcome (at first attempt) announced in April 2015.

* Note: The timing of the webinar is due to the time difference between the UK and Australia.