Mary Williams

Mary Williams (1883-1977), from Aberystwyth, became the first woman to be appointed to an established Chair at a UK university when she became Professor of French Language and Literature at Swansea University (then called University College Swansea) in 1921.  

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Hilary Lappin-Scott

Hilary is Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University (since 2010) covering Strategic Development and External Relations and is the first female on the senior team in the nearly 100 year history. 

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Farah Bhatti

Farah Bhatti is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, and Honorary Associate Professor at Swansea University. She was set on a becoming a doctor at a young age, and was always encouraged by her parents. When tragedy befell the family and her father died from a heart attack at the age of 47, it only increased her resolve. 

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Charlie James

Charlie James joined Swansea University as a student, studying for a Welsh degree (BA Hons). During her degree, Charlie was an active member of a number of student societies, and was the Secretary of the Raise and Give, and director of a play (Teechers by John Godber) in Shoreline Theatre.

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Rachel Hodgson

Swansea University Alumni Rachel is a keen advocator of LGBT and Women’s rights, spending a proportionate amount of her time at University heavily involved within student activism and politics. 

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Sarah Huws-Davies

Sarah became Director of Student Services in 2010. She established the Welcome Fair for new students in partnership with the Students' Union. This was the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership which led to Sarah being awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Students' Union in 2014.

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Christine Watson

Christine Watson MBE is the manager of Discovery Student Volunteering Swansea, and has been in the role for over 20 years. 2014 has seen Christine receive an MBE for Services to Student Volunteering and Education, as well as Discovery getting the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  

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Beverley John

Beverley John works in the School of Management as the Admissions Coordinator. Known as either Bev or Bevlar, she has worked in the School since 1997, and is always at the centre of people’s hearts within the School. 

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Diane Kelly

Diane works at Swansea University as Professor in the College of Medicine. Her research focuses on Microbial Cytochromes P450 related to their biodiversity, as targets for antifungal agents in both medicine and agriculture and the associated rise in fungal resistance to current therapies. She is a member of the BBSRC pool of experts and Natural Products (NPRONET, NIBB) board member.

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Joy Merrell

Joy is a Chair in Nursing at Swansea University, and lead of the Athena SWAN University self-assessment team. In September 2003 she was appointed to a Chair in Nursing at Swansea University.  Joy has eclectic research interests but the focus of her work is within community and primary health care. 

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Siwan Davies

Siwan Davies is a Professor in Geography, and a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2011), Lyell Fund (2013) and European Research Council Starting grant. Siwan is also a mother of two young children which shows that having a successful career and a happy family life is achievable. 

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Deborah Youngs

Deborah Youngs has been deputy head of the College of Arts & Humanities since 2011. She takes a leading role in developing the College’s learning & teaching strategy, and is a member of its executive group. Her main responsibility is the student experience.

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Masoumeh Minou

Masoumeh is a post-doctoral research assistant to the PREVIEW Project “Prevention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention in overweight and obese children and adolescence age (10-18)”.  She is part of the research team in ‘Applied Sports Science Technology and Exercise Medicine A-STEM in the college of Engineering.  

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Serena Margadonna

Serena has recently been appointed Chair in Materials Engineering. Throughout her career, SM has strongly believed that knowledge transfer and high quality education is the key for improving standards of life of future generations. 

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