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Gender Equality in the School of Natural Sciences

These pages will fill you in on everything we've been doing in the School to promote gender equality. Currently a lot of our focus is on applying for Athena SWAN accreditation and implementing changes in our Athena SWAN Action Plan. The Athena SWAN charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. At TCD, this represents a continuation of the INTEGER Project, an FP7-funded project which aimed to improve the career progression of women scientific researchers through sustainable transformational change. Although aimed at improving the progression of women in science, most of the planned changes are beneficial for both men and women! See below for more information on current gender imbalance in the School, some frequently asked questions about gender equality in science and why it's important, a list of some of the positive changes we've already implemented or plan to implement soon, research profiles from some of the female researchers in the School, and reports and minutes from Athena SWAN and INTEGER committee meetings. Our full application for Athena SWAN accreditation is available here and biographies of the School Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team team can be found here. Check back regularly for updates on our progress!