SEFS Athena SWAN Steering Group

The College of SEFS Athena SWAN Steering Group is part of the University Steering Group which acitvely supports the Athena SWAN Charter.  

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education. The Charter aims to address gender imbalances in STEMM disciplines, based on the belief that endeavours in these fields will be enriched when they can benefit from the talent of the whole population, and when barriers to progress in academic careers are removed.  Further information on UCC and Athena SWAN is available at this link: Athena SWAN UCC

The current SEFS Athena SWAN Steering Group membership is as follows:

Chair: Professor John Wenger: School of Chemistry

Dr Pat Meere: School of BEES Representative

Dr Bryan Kelleher: Department of Physics Representative

Dr Tony Fitzgerald: School of Mathematical Sciences Representative

Dr Anne Moore: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Representative

Ms Kate O’Brien: SEFS College Office Representative

Ms Helen O’Donoghue: SEFS College Office Representative

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan: School of Chemistry Representative 

Professor Sarah Culloty: SEFS College Office Representative

Ms Leonie O'Doherty: SEFS College Office Representative

Dr Paolo Palmieri: School of Computer Science & Information Technology Representative

Dr Therese Uniacke-Lowe: School of Food and Nutritional Sciences Representative

Dr Paul Bolger: Environmental Research Institute Representative

Ms Claire Tobin: School of Chemistry Representative

Dr Denis Kelliher: School of Engineering Representative

Dr Shane O'Brien: Postdoctoral Representative & Tyndall Representative

Appointment Pending: Postgraduate Representative

Ms Ann King: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit Representative

Professor Jennifer Mahony: School of Microbiology and APC Microbiome Institute Representative

Dr Des Field: School of Microbiology Representative

Dr Aidann Quinn/Dr Shane O'Brien: Tyndall National Institute Representative

UCC WiSTEM (Women in STEM) Society Representatiave


College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork