Athena Swan Team

Local teams

Each School, and Professional Services, have a local Athena Swan Team (often called the Self-Assessment Team). Further information about the teams can be found on their local Athena Swan pages. 

  • Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society - Dr Mehreen Gul
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences - Prof Patrik Ohberg
  • Mathematical and Computer Sciences - Professor Beatrice Pelloni
  • Social Sciences - Dr Monica Tamariz and Dr Tom Farrington
  • Textiles and Design - Dr Danmei Sun
  • Professional Services - Sue Collier
The Champions Group

The Champions Group brings together the Academic and Professional Services lead from each local Athena Swan team, and is chaired by Professor Beatrice Pelloni, the Athena Swan School Champion. HR representatives also attend.

The Athena Swan Strategy Committee

Athena Swan at Heriot-Watt is coordinated by the Athena Swan Strategy Committee (ASSC), chaired by Professor Mark Biggs, the Athena Swan University Champion.

Membership of ASSC

  • Nicole Alexander, Senior Assistant to the Principal
  • Professor Mark Biggs, Vice-Principal (Chair)
  • Dr Helen Bridle, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Dr David R Cavallaro, School of Textiles and Design
  • Professor Damian Clancy, School of Mathematics and Computing Sciences
  • Richard Claughton, Global Director of Human Resources
  • Tina Donnelly, Athena Swan Officer
  • Dr Amos Hanif, School of Social Sciences
  • Professor Ted Henry, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
  • Angela Herkes, Planning
  • Pooji Kirti, Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions & Comms
  • Professor Omar Laghrouche, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
  • Dr Ruth Moir, Assistant Principal (International Development)
  • Katya Moncrieff, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Dr Gill Murray, Deputy Principal Enterprise and Business
  • Prof Beatrice Pelloni, School of Mathematics and Computing Sciences
  • Prof Garry Pender, Deputy Principal (Research & Knowledge Transfer)
  • Dr Jen Remnant, School of Social Sciences
  • Professor Kate Sang, School of Social Sciences
  • Professor John Sawkins, Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning)
  • Lara Stroudinsky, Vice-President (Wellbeing), Students Union
  • Dr Bengt Tegner, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Sharan Virdee, Equality and Diversity Partner
  • Dr Tony Weir,  Research, Enterprise and Development Team
  • Dr Jane White, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Professor Richard Williams - Principal of the University

Dubai Associate Members:

  • Dr Noor Zainab Habib, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
  • Dr Abrar Ullah, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
  • Dr Hind Zantout, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The Terms of Reference are available below and details of the overall organisation of Athena Swan at Heriot-Watt.

Key information

Tina Donnelly