Athena Swan at the School

The School of Management is committed to ensuring gender equality in the workplace and is currently working towards submitting for an Athena SWAN Bronze award.

The Equality Challenge Unit established the Athena SWAN Charter in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Click here to find out more about the Athena SWAN Charter in Swansea University.

Our Commitments

Professor Marc Clement, School of Management Dean

Professor Marc Clement

We are all equal.
Everyone at the SoM should contribute to the success of the organisation.
In order to achieve the delivery of the Strategy, all staff need to be actively involved and each person has a different role to play. Through inspirational teaching of the highest quality and experience, one of our ambitions is to immerse students in an outstanding educational and support environment that will underpin a successful career.

Dr Katrina Pritchard

Professor Katrina Pritchard

I have taught and researched diversity for many years, yet in my personal experience of working in both commercial and academic environments I have often found these issues are given lip-service and difficult conversations are avoided.  I got involved in our Athena Swan activity as soon as I joined the School in January, am passionate about ensuring we build on what we do well, and want to ensure we are not afraid to highlight and address that which needs to change.

Professor Nigel O'Leary

Professor Nigel O'Leary

I have a long-standing interest in equality issues and have been an active researcher across multiple dimensions of equality for the past 20 years. Much of my early career was spent exploring the economics of discrimination based upon ethnicity, gender and disability and more recently I have also been examining the role that sexual orientation has to play. I have served upon University Committees monitoring the outcomes and position of BME employees and have published commissioned work in the public policy arena for the likes of the DfEE (providing a benchmark for the introduction of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act) and Equal Opportunities Commission (examining the barriers faced by women in senior management in Wales).

Associate Professor Terry Filer

Associate Professor Terry Filer

I fully endorse the University’s commitment to ensure equality and diversity provides opportunities for all so the best people are recruited and retained for the benefit of our students, staff and academic community.

Professor Nigel Morgan

Professor Nigel Morgan

I have a long-standing commitment to equality and diversity in academia and in society. I have written extensively on gender inequality in the academy and on the ways in which leisure practices reflect social inequalities, based on gender, disability, socio-economic status, etc. I have sat on university gender pay gap task & finish groups, Investors in People accreditation delivery teams and have held roles with significant responsibility for equality, including Head of Department, Interim Head of School and School Director of Staff Development.

Dr Jocelyn Finniear

Dr Jocelyn Finniear

In my capacity as Deputy Director for the Business Department, I am committed to supporting staff in resolving issues, believing it is important to demonstrate compassion and empathy to colleagues.