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Successful renewal of the Department of Psychiatry's Silver Athena SWAN award, University of Oxford

None Some members of the Department's Athena SWAN self-assessment team

Dr Susannah Murphy, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, said, "I am delighted that we have successfully renewed our Silver Athena SWAN award. The Athena SWAN initiative has had a hugely beneficial influence on our Department, stimulating many structural and cultural changes that have had genuine positive impacts on the transparency, positivity and equality of our workplace."

The Department of Psychiatry has been involved in the Athena SWAN process since 2011. Awarded a bronze award in 2013 and a Silver in 2015 and now, it has successfully renewed the Silver award.

A strong advocate for the Athena SWAN, Professor John Geddes, Head of Department, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, said, "The Athena SWAN process has been incredibly valuable for us, providing a framework to identify problems and then develop excellent and creative responses. Our Athena SWAN achievements to date have created a fairer and more equal Department, with a slow, but steady, progression of women towards senior posts."

For further information about Athena SWAN.