GCU Advancing Gender Equality Group

The GCU Advancing Gender Equality Group was established in 2013 (then known as the GCU Women in STEMM Group) to recognise, support and share good practice, and to develop our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) at GCU. Chaired by Professor Iain Cameron, the Group forms the self-assessment team that has led the development of the University’s Athena SWAN submission. The Group reports progress to the People Committee and the Executive Board.

The Advancing Gender Equality Group has the remit to:

  • Support the University in achieving and maintaining Athena SWAN accreditation
  • Review all relevant GCU policies and procedures in relation to equality
  • Facilitate activity required to inform future work e.g. focus groups/surveys, policy and or practice, reviews
  • Develop an Action Plan, facilitate actions and monitor progress
  • Review statistical data and identify any areas of success and any of concern
  • Act as Champions for gender equality
  • Support future institutional and School Athena SWAN applications
Name Role School/Department
Prof Valerie Webster Deputy Vice Chancellor, Learning & Student Experience  University Executive. Institutional lead for gender equality 
Prof Iain Cameron Dean SCEBE. Chair of GCU SAT and AGEG
Mr Adrian Lui Equality and Diversity Advisor People Services
Prof Malcolm Allan Academic Projects Officer SCEBE
Dr Keith Baker Early Career Researcher SCEBE
Prof Bob Gilmour Professor SCEBE
Dr Tuleen Boutaleb Associate Dean International SCEBE
Prof Anita Simmers Professor  SHLS 
Prof Oonagh Walsh  Professor GSBS
Prof John Lennon Dean GSBS
Prof Andrea Nelson Dean SHLS 
Kathleen Cleary Professional Services Manager People Services
Mark Anderson Director Research and Innovation Office
Prof Caroline Parker Senior Project Lead, GCU Values People Services
Ella Fry Senior Executive Assistant to DVC Exceutive Support
Prof Bonnie Steves Director Graduate School
Diane Donaldson Head of Business Support School Professional Services
David Farell Lecturer SCEBE
Prof Ann Graham Professor SHLS
Ms Karin Helweg Researcher SCEBE
Prof Gordon Morison Head of Department SCEBE
Joanna Marshall Widening Participation Manager SCEBE
Dr Azam Nekahi Lecturer SCEBE
Prof Simon Teasdale Professor Yunus Centre
Prof Frederike van Wijck  Professor SHLS 
Gabriele Janusonyte Phd Student SCEBE
Eilidh Fulton President Students' Association

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