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Department of Archaeology

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

The Department of Archaeology was awarded the Athena SWAN bronze award in September 2017 in recognition of our commitment to the creation of an open and inclusive environment where all members of our community can reach their full potential. We are actively engaged in promoting equality of opportunity for all of our staff and students and to eliminate any form of harassment or discrimination. We seek to promote and maintain an inclusive, supportive and open work and study environment that respects the dignity everyone.

We have five underpinning values of Equality and Diversity that inform everything we do:

  • Communication
  • Fairness
  • Mutual Respect
  • Opportunity
  • Transparency

Equality and Diversity Committee

The Department has an Equality and Diversity Committee (Chair Dr Becky Gowland), which meets once a term to discuss relevant matters and to ensure the timely delivery of the Department’s Equality and Diversity agenda/action points.

Meet the Team

Professor Ian Bailiff

Mr Mathew Claydon (Archaeological Services Rep)

Dr Cathie Draycott

Dr Becky Gowland (Chair)

Dr Pam Graves (Diversity Officer)

Dr Kristen Hopper (Postdoctoral Rep)

Mrs Thelma Lambert

Ms Tess Luhmann (Undergraduate Rep)

Dr Janet Montgomery (Disability Officer)

Dr Steve Robertson

Professor Robin Skeates (Head of Department)

Mr Andrew Tibbs (PhD student Rep)

Ms Samantha Tipper (PhD student rep)

Dr Beth Upex

Athena SWAN

The Department is fully committed to the goals and values of the Equality Challenge Unit. Our Departmental Athena SWAN application involved an honest and objective appraisal of our strengths and weaknesses in the areas of equality and diversity for both students and staff. We have identified a number of areas for improvement and we are committed to working actively to address these. We firmly believe that where equality of opportunity exists all staff and students work in a more rewarding and less stressful environment, one where discrimination, prejudice and harassment are not accepted, and one more likely to enhance performance and achievement.