Clinical School's Executive Group

The three Clinical Schools at the University of Dundee,  School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and School of Nursing & Health Sciences, have strong ties and work together closely to progress their Athena SWAN agenda and to deliver on the CMDN Bronze action plan. The group overseeing this activity is the Clinical Schools’ Executive Group.

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Professor John Connell (VP and Head of CMDN), Dr Gareth Inman (Chair, School of Medicine SAT), Professor Jan Clarkson (Chair of CMDN E&D Group and School of Dundee SAT), Dr Lorna Talbot (TASC) receiving their Athena SWAN Bronze Award, November 2014

An Equality & Diversity group was formed in Spring 2013 by Professor Jill Belch, with its primary aim to address gender balance issues within the schools.

The current Clinical Schools Executive evolved from this Equality & Diversity group and is chaired by Professor Jan Clarkson. The DMNHS executive has representation from each of the individual schools and covers a range of professional and life experiences.

Following the restructure at the University of Dundee, the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing & Midwifery E&D group is now known as the Clinical Schools Executive. There remain very close ties between the composite Clinical Schools and the members of the executive team continue to work together to deliver on the CMDN Bronze action plan.

Collectively, Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing & Health Sciences currently hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Bronze Award

The three clinical schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Nursing & Health Sciences (as ATHENA Swan Bronzethe former College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing) were awarded their Bronze Athena SWAN Department award in September 2014.

Executive Members

Janet Clarkson

Professor Jan Clarkson

Equality & Diversity Chairperson, School of Dentistry Chair and Athena SWAN Steering Group
j.e.clarkson@dundee.ac.uk

I am the Chair of MDN Equality & Diversity group (SAT), Director of the Effective Dental Practice Programme (School of Dentistry) and Honorary NHS Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry. I have experience as a senior academic researcher and combine this with family.

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Dr. Jane Illes

University Athena SWAN Project Coordinator
j.illes@dundee.ac.uk

Formerly a Lecturer in School of Life Sciences. I have four pre-school aged children, a dual career household and experience of maternity leave.

Gareth Inman

Dr. Gareth Inman

Reader in Medical Research Institute
g.j.inman@dundee.ac.uk

I teach aspects of the Cancer Biology MRes and the Medical student undergraduate programmes. I run my own research group, supervise Masters and PhD students and share parenting of a young family.

Faisel Khan

Dr Faisel Khan

Reader in Vascular Physiology
f.khan@dundee.ac.uk

I am a member of the Medical Education Institute (MEI) Executive Board, the cross-school biomedical sciences working group, and course leader for undergraduate cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology modules. I am the current chairperson of the University of Dundee Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff network. I combine my cardiovascular disease research with my family life.

Weihau Meng

Dr Weihua Meng

Lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology
w.meng@dundee.ac.uk

Dr Weihua Meng is a lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology in the Division of Population Health Sciences since 2013. He is the Athena SWAN Data Leader and works flexibly. He balances his work with his role as an expectant father.

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Dr Lorna Talbot

Athena SWAN Lead, Tayside Medical Science Centre

lorna.talbot@nhs.net

I am the Research & Development manager for Improvement & Quality in Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC). 

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Mr Ajit Trivedi

Head of Equality & Diversity
a.trivedi@dundee.ac.uk

 

Dr Heather Whitford

Chair of Equality and Diversity Group, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
h.m.whitford@dundee.ac.uk

I am a senior academic member of staff within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. I have both a teaching and research role and work part time. I am part of a dual career family and have three children.

Meet our Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing & Health Sciences Role Models

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CMDN Compilation

Activity

  • 28 March 2015 - Establishment of the Professor Margaret Fairlie Public Lecture, increasing the visibility of women, delivered by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England. This high profile event was attended by surviving relatives of Professor Fairlie, who in 1940 was not only the first female Professor in Scotland, but also the first female Chair of Medicine (University College, Dundee).
  • 27 March 2015 - Establishment of the Rebecca Strong Public Lecture, delivered by Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, Dean of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College, London.
  • 8 March 2015- Delivery of TASC and School-based Networking meetings (separately, Dental and Nursing & Health Sciences) during the week leading up to International Women's Day and the University of Dundee Women in Science Festival.
  • 1 March 2015 - Review of the suite of the University's 12 work-life balance policies, providing critical impetus for University wide improvements, published on the University website. Nominations for training of School-based work-life balance champions by way of disseminating new good practice.
  • 1 February 2015 - Gender balance in speakers at CMDN Research Symposium - across all sessions, all schools.
  • 11 November 2015  - Training of CMDN/University's Athena SWAN Coordinators via EQUATE Scotland (for women in Science, Engineering and Technology), Edinburgh Napier University: Gaining & Sustaining a Silver Athena SWAN Award.
  • 17 October 2015 - Delivery of senior level unconscious bias sessions by external providers as a step towards awareness for cultural change. This is over and above the University's mandatory Equality & Diversity training.

Departmental Data

For all our undergraduate degree programmes the student population is over 50% women with the percentage of female undergraduate students remaining fairly stable over time at around 60% for both Medicine and Dentistry, and at 90% for Nursing & Health Sciences.

This is above the UK average where 56% of Medical students and 59% of Dental students are female, and 88% of Nursing & Health Sciences students are female.

Clinical Schools

Staff data:

 

 

Student data:

 
Undergraduate - All Schools

Percentage of female:male undergraduate students for the past five academic years

Postgraduate Taught - All Schools
 

Percentage of female:male taught postgraduate students for the past five academic years, categorised as full-time, part-time or distance learning

 Postgraduate Research - All Schools
 
Percentage of female:male postgraduate research students for the past five academic years, categorised as full-time, part-time or distance learning

 

Medicine

Undergraduate - Medicine

Percentage of female:male undergraduate students for the past five academic years

Postgraduate Taught - Medicine

Percentage of female:male taught postgraduate students for the past five academic years, categorised as full-time, part-time or distance learning

Postgraduate Research - Medicine

Percentage of female:male postgraduate research students for the past five academic years, categorised as full-time, part-time or distance learning

Dentistry

Undergraduate - Dentistry

Percentage of female:male undergraduate students for the past five academic years

Postgraduate Taught - Dentistry
 

Percentage of female:male taught postgraduate students for the past five academic years, categorised as full-time, part-time or distance learning

 
Postgraduate Research - Dentistry

 Percentage of female:male postgraduate research students for the past five academic years, categorised as full-time, part-time or distance learning

 

Nursing & Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Nursing & Health Sciences

Percentage of female:male undergraduate students for the past five academic years

Postgraduate Taught - Nursing & Health Sciences
 

Percentage of female:male taught postgraduate students for the past five academic years, categorised as full-time, part-time or distance learning

 
Postgraduate Research - Nursing & Health Sciences

 Percentage of female:male postgraduate research students for the past five academic years, categorised as full-time, part-time or distance learning