Athena Swan

Athena Swan Bronze Award

As a committed holder of an Athena Swan Bronze award KMi fully supports all 8 of the Athena Swan principles:

  1. Adopting robust, transparent and accountable processes for gender equality work, including:
    1. Embedding diversity, equity and inclusion in our culture, decision-making and partnerships, and holding ourselves and others in our institution/institute/department/directorate accountable.
    2. Undertaking evidence-based, transparent self-assessment processes to direct our priorities and interventions for gender equality, and evaluating our progress to inform our continuous development.
    3. Ensuring that gender equality work is distributed appropriately, is recognised and properly rewarded.
  2. Addressing structural inequalities and social injustices that manifest as differential experiences and outcomes for staff and students.
  3. Tackling behaviours and cultures that detract from the safety and collegiality of our work and study environments for people of all genders, including not tolerating gender-based violence, discrimination, bullying, harassment or exploitation.
  4. Understanding and addressing intersectional inequalities.
  5. Fostering collective understanding that individuals have the right to determine their own gender identity, and tackling the specific issues faced by trans and non-binary people because of their identity.
  6. Examining gendered occupational segregation, and elevating the status, voice and career opportunities of any identified under-valued and at-risk groups.
  7. Mitigating the gendered impact of caring responsibilities and career breaks, and supporting flexibility and the maintenance of a healthy 'whole life balance'.
  8. Mitigating the gendered impact of short-term and casual contracts for staff seeking sustainable careers.

Meet the Athena Swan team

Miriam Fernandez Photograph

Miriam Fernandez

Professor of Responsible AI Athena Swan Co-chair
Advaith Siddharthan (he/him) Photograph

Advaith Siddharthan (he/him)

Professor of Computer Science and Society Athena Swan Co-chair
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Matteo Cancellieri

Project Officer
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Agnese Chiatti

PhD Research Student
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Rachel Coignac-Smith

Executive Team Assistant
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Enrico Daga

Research Fellow
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Anna DeLiddo

Professor of Human-Computer Interaction
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Tracie Farrell

Research Associate
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Charlotte Hamilton

Research Manager
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Paul Mulholland

Senior Research Fellow
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David Pride

Research Associate
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Ortenz Rose

KMi Senior Services Assistant
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Aisling Third

Research Fellow
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Alba Morales-Tirado

PhD Research Student
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Jane Whild

KMi Administration Manager


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