The University of Wolverhampton is currently targeting Athena SWAN departmental awards in two institutes within Faculty of Education, Health and Well-being (FEHW) . The Institute of Psychology and the Institute of Sport will be trailblazers for the Faculty with other departments expected to follow.
A Champion in each department has been leading work toward submitting for Athena SWAN Bronze Departmental Awards. This involves consulting on, formulating and overseeing the implementation of initiatives for their subject area. Champions are joined by colleagues from their own department in forming a joint Faculty Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (ASSAT) to drive this process. The Faculty ASSAT meets regularly and is alternately chaired by each Departmental Champion.
Meet the Faculty of Education, Health and Well-being Champions
Champion for the Institute of Psychology
Debbie Stevens Gill succeeded Fabio Tartarini and Prof Coral Dando, her predecessors as Athena SWAN Psychology Champion, in 2017. Debbie provides a personal introduction and biography below:-
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'I am a Chartered Psychologist, a Registered Occupational Psychologist, and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology specialising in Occupational Psychology. I have led the British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited MSc Occupational Psychology since 2010. My specialist area is Occupational Stress and I am currently working towards a PhD in 'Work-Family Conflict; Stress and Emotions in Expectant and New Mothers.'
As University of Wolverhampton Athena SWAN Champion for the Institute of Psychology I am leading on initiatives related to gender equality in Psychology, using my skills and expertise as an occupational psychologist to continue the work of the previous Champions.
My role as Champion involves working with colleagues and Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Teams. Our mission is to make Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton a leading example of equality, to value diversity and the contribution that each member of our team and student body can make, to provide opportunities for students and staff, and to gain external recognition for creating this climate of opportunity. Athena SWAN provides a vehicle to inform, direct, benchmark and validate our progress through our ambition to submit for an Athena SWAN Award'.
Contact Debbie: Phone:- 01902 32 1329 E:mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Champion for the Institute of Sport and Physical Activity
|Dr Tracey Devonport, Reader in Sport and Exercise Psychology, is Athena SWAN Champion for the Institute of Sport and Physical Activity . Tracey has published in excess of 45 articles on stress, coping and emotion regulation, many being produced whilst adjusting to the demands of being a new mum. Her resultant experiences of managing research and family are of value in developing practical initiatives aligned to the principles of Athena SWAN.|
Contact Tracey: Phone:- 01902 32 3113 E:mail:- T.Devonport@wlv.ac.uk