As the Head of Discipline, I am committed to the work of Athena SWAN as I strongly believe that everyone irrespective of gender, ethnicity, disability and sexuality should be able to access equivalent opportunities. I have studied and worked in the field of Sports and Exercise Science for 25 years, and whilst we are increasingly achieving gender balance at undergraduate, postgraduate, and early career stages, there is still a large gender disparity at more senior levels both in academia and in industry. Athena SWAN provides an opportunity to interrogate the data, better understand the issues and create and embed solutions to improve the working environment for all.
Associate Professor Jo Bowtell
Head of Sport and Health Sciences