Gender Equality Committee

Meet the team

Gender Equality Committee

The committee chaired by Professor Karen McCloskey has female and male members from Centres within the school, representing all staff categories.

The Queen’s University Belfast, Gender Initiative Director, Professor Yvonne Galligan sits on the committee.

We have a number of advisors both within and external to QUB.

Terms of Reference

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences is committed to promoting equality of opportunity in all its functions and will seek to do this by:

  • identification of specific gender issues and addressing them
  • maintaining mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation and review
  • organization of seminars and networking opportunities
  • promotion of opportunities for engagement with training / mentoring programmes
  • co-ordination of benchmarking activities and award submissions
  • developing and maintaining a website presence
  • raising awareness and publicity within the School and outside
  • working with other UK Medical/Dental Schools to share good practice
  • linking with European networks to develop collaborative projects


GEC Membership 2017 - 18

Professor Karen McCloskey, Chair of SMDBS GEO, Professor CCRCB, Deputy Director CCRCB & SMDBS SWAN Champion

Dr Michelle McKinley, SMDBS SWAN Champion & Reader, CPH

Dr Sean Roe, Lecturer (Education), CBMSE

Dr Derek Brazil, Lecturer, CEM

Dr Amanda Willis, Clinical Lecturer (Education) Dentistry

Dr Nuala Tippping, Technician, CBMSE

Dr Ultan Power, Reader, CEM

Professor Ken Mills, Professor, CCRCB & Deputy Director CBMSE

Ms Niamh McKerr, SMDBS Postgrad Representative & PhD Student

Dr Jaine Blayney, Lecturer, CCRCB

Dr David Grieve, Reader, CEM & SMDBS PGR Lead

Professor Jayne Woodside, Professor CPH, Acting Director CPH

Dr Christopher Cluxton, CME UG Student Rep 

Mr Ignacy Gudyma, CBMSE UG Student Rep 

Dr Mairead Corrigan, Lecturer (Education), CME

Dr Neil Kennedy, Acting Director CME & Clinical Lecturer (Education) Medicine

Dr Xanthi Statchea, SMDBS Postdoctoral Representative & Research Fellow, CCRCB

Ms Edel O'Hara, SMDBS Administrative Rep & SUMDE Manager

Ms Louise McDonald, Faculty Athena SWAN Co-ordinator

Good Practice Examples




Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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