Athena SWAN

Working towards equality in science and success for all

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The Institute received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in April 2014 to recognise its commitment to advancing women’s careers in science and research.

The awards are designed to encourage continuous progression and sustainable change. The bronze institutional award recognises a solid foundation for addressing unconscious bias and developing an inclusive culture that allows people and science to reach their full potential.

Launched in 2005, the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter has been developed to encourage commitment to combating underrepresentation and advancing the careers of women in STEMM research and academia.

“I am proud to encourage and actively promote female scientists and the Athena SWAN aim is part of the culture of the Institute. I look forward to the positive impact that delivering the action plan will have locally, and to making a future application for a Silver award.”
Professor Amanda Fisher, director of the LMS.

The award is held jointly with the Institute of Clinical Sciences, of Imperial College London, and of which the LMS is one part. Read more about the LMS award and the Athena SWAN Charter.