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Gender Equality

Queen's University Belfast has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter since its formation in 2005.   Queen's currently holds 14 SWAN departmental awards: two gold, seven silver and six bronze awards.   The Faculty of Arts, Humanities is pleased to hold six Bronze awards.  The AHSS Faculty Executive Board has awarded almost £20k to Schools to facilitate events and activities around SWAN.  Events that we have already supported include bringing inspiring speakers to Queen's and creating an undergraduate student award for best essay/dissertation in gender and law.  Please click on the School names listed beside their SWAN Champions below to find out more about their initiatives.

Meet the AHSS SWAN Champions

Paul Murphy Photo SWAN
Dr Paul Murphy

Dr Kathleen Kaess 

Elodie Fabre Photo SWAN
Dr Elodie Fabre

Prof. Diane Urquhart 

Joe Morrison Photo Web
Dr Joe Morrison

Fiona Murphy Photo Web
Dr Fiona Murphy

Prof. Louise Mallinder 

Renne Prendergast Photo SWAN
Dr Renee Prendergast

Silviu Tierean Photo SWAN
Silviu Tierean

Lisa Smyth Photo SWAN
Dr Lisa Smyth


Work Life Balance
Queen's prides itself on being at the forefront of best practice
Please click here for more details on Queen's Work Life Balance Policies
Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN charter was established in 2005 to promote career advancement for women employed in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

In 2015 the Charter was extended to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law.

Equality Challenge Unit's Website