Equality and Diversity

Championing women in science

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 University was awarded the Athena SWAN Silver award in April 2016.

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.

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