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Athena SWAN

The Dental Institute is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and is working hard to achieve higher levels of success in the implementation of the Athena Swan strategy and workplace practice. Following our success a new committee has been assembled to represent staff and students across the Dental Institute to work toward an Athena SWAN Silver Award

What is the Athena SWAN Charter?

ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. To find out more about the Athena SWAN Charter and the principles upon which it is based please visit the Equality Challenge Unit website.


Athena SWAN Committee Members

Dr Mangala Patel
Dr Lesley Ann Bergmeier
Dr Alan Cruchley
Prof Mike Curtis
Juliet Ellwood
Professor Robert Hill
Jo Kirner
Professor Ken Parkinson
Dr Amitha Ranauta
Sarah Redwood
Dr Sharan Sidhu
Dr Thushala Ubaya
Professor David Williams
Ankur Patel
Emma James
Kaveh Memarzadeh
Marcia Williams
Indre Jakumaite


Athena SWAN at QMUL
Athena SWAN in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL
Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave policies
Flexible Working
Leave and Work-life Balance
Advice and Counselling Service for Staff
10 years of Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN meetings

Dates of meetings of the Silver Application SAT in 2015 were/will be:
28th January
25th February
25th March
29th April
17th June
15th July
9th September
23rd September
30th September
6th October
22nd October
3rd November
18th November

A message to the Dental Institute's Former Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (SAT) – Bronze Award

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Dental Institute Athena SWAN former SAT, for performing such an excellent job in developing the Dentistry application for a Bronze award. The success of the submission was a direct result of their conscientious team work and sustained effort which are both very much appreciated."

Dr Mangala Patel (SAT Chair) and Professor Mike Curtis (IoD Director/Dean)

Further Information

Access supporting documents associated with Athena SWAN at the Dental Institute and Queen Mary University of London and resources supporting the work and life of our staff in harmony with the principles of Athena SWAN.


For any queries about Athena SWAN and how it benefits you please contact our Committee Chairperson Dr Mangala Patel:

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