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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 Alan Cruchley
Dr Sharan Sidhu
Emma James
Dr Jason Berry
Dr Cecilia Gonzales-Marin
Dr Dominiki Chatzopoulou
Lorraine Low 
Dr Vanessa Muirhead
Kieran Nandhra 
Alessia D’Onofrio
Dr Paul Ryan
Ryan Salucideen
Dr. Vanessa Sousa Moreno
Sandra Brown
Dr Maralyn Druce
Ben Audsley


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

Athena SWAN meetings


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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