The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre aligns itself to the aims of the Athena SWAN Charter by wishing to attract, support and retain leading women in translational research and clinical practice, irrespective of grade.
The Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Charter award recognises the commitment of institutions and SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) departments to address gender equalities, tackle the unequal representation of women in science, and to improve career progression for female academics.
Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Unit work closely with the University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences to deliver an action plan to improve the quality of work, training and career development for women at all levels and have engaged in an active programme to achieve and maintain this.
Find out more about Athena Swan activity within Newcastle University.
Groups and committees responsible for managing the equality and diversity of the University meet regularly. Keep up to date with scheduled meetings here.
The European Commission wants to give public recognition to outstanding women entrepreneurs who brought their innovative ideas to the market. The aim is to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.