SAGE Athena SWAN Award

Our aim at UNSW is for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines to thrive.

We are a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter and one of the 45 institutions participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program.

In 2018 UNSW received the SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award for our work and ongoing commitment to advancing gender equity and diversity in STEMM disciplines in higher education and research.

Athena Swan Bronze Award

The award submission included the UNSW Athena SWAN Action Plan: 2018-2022 (Action Plan), which outlines our commitment to addressing gender bias, particularly in academia, and developing a more inclusive culture where all staff can succeed, regardless of their gender.  Two examples of UNSW’s initiatives to improve gender equity include the recruitment and retention of top female candidates via the SHARP program and 2025 targets for 40% female academic staff at levels D & E and 50% female professional staff at level 10 and above.  Read more about all of our Athena SWAN findings and Action Plan.

Implementation of the Athena SWAN program is led by Associate Professor Lucy Marshall, Associate Dean (Equity and Diversity) Faculty of Engineering and Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Lucy is supported by a Self-Assessment Team (SAT), comprising UNSW academic and professional staff; together they will oversee delivery of the Athena SWAN program.

“As the Associate Dean (Equity and Diversity) in the Faculty of Engineering I know first hand how impactful local practices and policies can be in addressing gender equity and inclusivity. It is incredibly rewarding to be working to further equity practices across UNSW in my role now as the Academic Lead for Athena SWAN, and with the support of the Self-Assessment Team. The UNSW Athena SWAN Action Plan has a bold vision for gender equity on campus and I am looking forward to overseeing its implementation. It is especially key that we identify and implement the practices and initiatives that will be sustainable over the long-term as a high priority.” - Associate Professor Lucy Marshall

Meet UNSW's Self-Assessment Team

Associate Professor Lucy Marshall

Associate Professor Lucy Marshall

Associate Dean (Equity and Diversity), Faculty of Engineering; Associate Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Deputy Director, Water Research Centre

Dr Fabri Blacklock

Dr Fabri Blacklock

Scientia Fellow

 

 

Associate Professor Lizzie Muller

Associate Professor Lizzie Muller

Associate Professor

Ruby Leonard

Ruby Leonard

Student, School of Social Sciences

 

 

Professor Timothy O'Leary

Professor Timothy O'Leary

Head of School of Humanities & Languages; UNSW Gender Champion (shared role)

 

 

Professor Marc WIlliams

Professor Marc Williams

Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences; Professor of International Relations

 

 

Associate Professor Louise Ravelli

Associate Professor Louise Ravelli

Associate Professor, School of Arts and Media

To be advised

Dr Bianca Capra

Dr Bianca Capra

Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Information Technology

 

 

Dr Janise Farrell

Dr Janise Farrell

Manager, Equity and Diversity

 

 

Dr Thomas Keating

Dr Thomas Keating

Lecturer, School of Science

Lara van Leeuwen

Lara van Leeuwen

PhD Candidate, School of Chemical Engineering

 

 

Professor Ian Turner

Professor Ian Turner

Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Melanie Schwartz

Melanie Schwartz

Senior Lecturer; Deputy Lead, Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team

 

 

Associate Professor Amelia Thorpe

Associate Professor Amelia Thorpe

Associate Professor

Marianne Colbert

Marianne Colbert

Equity and Diversity Officer

 

 

Dr Deborah Cromer

Dr Deborah Cromer

Senior Research Fellow, The Kirby Institute

 

 

Kattrin Gloecker

Kattrin Gloecker

HDR Officer

 

 

Dr Kate Poole

Dr Kate Poole

Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences

 

 

Dr Julie Thoms

Dr Julie Thoms

Senior Research Associate, Lowy Cancer Research Centre

 

 

Associate Professor Adrienne Torda

Associate Professor Adrienne Torda

Associate Dean (Education); UNSW Gender Champion (shared role)

 

 

Dr Simone Van Es

Dr Simone Van Es

Anatomical Pathologist; Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences

 

 

Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery

Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery

Associate Professor, The Kirby Institute

Associate Professor Yanan Fan

Associate Professor Yanan Fan

Associate Professor, School of Mathematics & Statistics

 

 

Dr Andre Goios Borges de Almeida

Dr. Andre Goios Borges de Almeida

Research Associate, School of Physics

 

 

Professor Chris Turney

Professor Chris Turney

Professor, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Vinita Chanan

Vinita Chanan

Director, Alliances; UNSW Gender Champion (shared role)

 

 

Wendy Greenhalgh

Wendy Greenhalgh

Business Partner, Division of Human Resources

 

 

Thea Kleiber

Thea Kleiber

Director, Central Fundraising

 

 

Kylie Owens

Kylie Owens

Program Manager Athena SWAN, Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion

 

 

Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Head of University Diversity and Inclusion, Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion