Gender Equality Group

The University of Exeter has been a member of Advance HE's Athena SWAN charter since 2011 and has held an institutional Silver award since 2018, while departmental awards are held by all nine of our STEMM departments at either Bronze or Silver level. In addition, the Physics and Astronomy department has had Juno Champion status since January 2018.

Following on from the University's engagement in these gender equality accreditations, the Gender Equality Group meets termly to discuss a range of gender issues affecting staff and students at our institution.

The Group is chaired by Jane Chafer, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs and brings together academic and professional services staff, students and colleagues from the Student Guild (Exeter) and the Student Union (Cornwall). 

Current members

Jane Chafer (Chair) Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs
Dorcas Cowan Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager
Rae Preston Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor
Katharine Harris Senior HRBP, College of Medicine & Health
Rachel Brewer Learning & Development Manager, People Development
Lena Worwood Quality Support Administrator
Dr. Yolanda Hill Research Fellow, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics
Dr. Helen Eyles Research Fellow, College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Charlotte Woollam HR Policies Advisor
Dr. Lauren Rodgers Research Fellow, College of Medicine & Health
Marley Raven Administrative Assistant, College Operations
Dr. Rachel Fenton Senior Lecturer, College of Social Sciences & International Studies

Dr. João Florencio

Senior Lecturer, College of Humanities
Allie Guy President Welfare & Inclusivity, Student Union
Katie Heard VP Welfare & Diversity, Student Guild