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The University of Southampton

Equality Psychology

Claire Hart

Psychology at Southampton is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter that recognises a commitment to addressing gender inequalities. Our involvement in the Athena SWAN project is to improve career progression for female academics in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. The project aims to tackle an uneven representation of women and as a result achieve a significant increase in the number of women recruited to the top of the academic profession.



We are delighted to have been awarded Bronze Athena SWAN status in recognition of our efforts to address gender inequality and embrace diversity. We have been working hard to highlight areas where we could improve our inclusivity and have already implemented a range of actions, including supporting the progression of female staff to professorial and leadership positions and recruiting more males into undergraduate and postgraduate programmes - particularly in health, clinical and educational psychology.

Lucy Yardley

Case Studies

Southampton is fortunate to have excellent female academic staff.

Lecturer with student


Our policies reflect the commitment to equality within Psychology and wider university.

Two woman talking


Within Psychology we aim to provide all research staff with access to a mentor, who will act as an independent source of career advice and support.

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