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Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team Profiles

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Joanna Collingwood


Associate Professor

Associate Professor, having joined SoE full-time in 2009 as an Assistant Professor and completed probation in 2013.

Led SoE Research Strategy Development exercise in 2010.

Maternity leave 2012 (6 months, then 2-month phased return).

Member of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), and has represented SoE at national STEMM events.


Amy Hamson

Senior Administrative Officer

Senior Administrative Officer with oversight of HR, Research Admin, Teaching Admin, Technical Services, Finance, Building and Facilities, Health and Safety and IT in SoE.

Joined SoE full-time in 2013 as Project Officer, leading HR administration and project-managing an EU Research Project.

Ensured delivery of Bronze Action Plan (Bronze-AP) for induction, mentoring, and recruitment, and supported AP delivery in all areas.

Joint development of the Silver Action Plan (Silver-AP).

Promoted to Senior Administrative Officer in April 2016.

Amy Hamson
Sandra Beaufoy University Diversity & Inclusion Officer

University Diversity & Inclusion Officer, provides strategic support and guidance on all Diversity and Inclusion related issues. She takes the lead on Athena SWAN matters and supports departments on their Athena Work.

Sandra Beaufoy
Dave Britnell Senior Tutor

Senior Tutor in SoE.

Director of the Multicultural Scholarship Scheme in SoE.

Former Warwick Engineering student (BEng and PhD at Warwick).

Appointed as Senior Research Fellow in 1996.

Promoted to Principal Teaching Fellow in 2000.

Formerly Director of Studies (DoS) and Director of Admissions.

Brings special experience and expertise on undergraduate (UG) matters.

Gill Cooke Head of Teaching

Professor, Head of Teaching

Gill Cooke
Rossana Costaldo PhD Student

PhD student in Biomedical Engineering (BioMed).

Shortlisted among 10 young engineering finalists at the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2015.

Led analysis of discipline-specific differences in SoE taught degree programmes.

Sarah Chen Undergraduate Student

Undergraduate (1st Class MEng in Civil Engineering (Civil) July 2015).

Mature student, bringing first-hand experience of the
challenges of combining full-time study on an academically-demanding course
with family life.Student member of WES.

Instrumental in forming a WES student chapter at Warwick.

Passionate STEMM ambassador working with the SoE, Institution of Civil Engineers and Samphire-STEMM to provide outreach activities inspiring girls to study STEMM at A-level and university.

Selected Widening Participation Ambassador for Warwick.

Daciana Illiescu Associate Professor

Associate Professor.

Joined Warwick as a PhD student in 1992, then appointed as a Teaching Fellow before promotion to Assistant and then Associate Professorship.

Has taken periods of maternity leave.

Equality & Diversity (E&D) representative for SoE.

Represented SoE at the WES National Women in Engineering Day conference 2015.

Mike Jennings Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, mid-way through a three-year probation.

SoE Outreach Officer, and led Headstart 2015.

Joined Warwick as a PhD student, then appointed as a Research Fellow before promotion to Senior Research Fellow and then Assistant Professor.

Georgia Kremmyda Principal Teaching Fellow

Discipline Degree Leader (DDL), joined SoE in 2015.

Management responsibility for taught degrees in Civil Engineering.

Elected to WES Council, WES Director of Membership (2015).

> 12 years in the Civil Engineering industry in Europe, in demanding male-dominated environments.

Parent who values good work-life-balance.

Provides leadership in SoE on curriculum development, student.

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Leandro Pecchia Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in SoE, appointed 2013.

Has a weekly commute from Italy, providing insight
into challenges faced by career families in an increasingly global working

Championing gender equality and current and future international impact from Athena in SoE.

Nigel Stocks Head of School of Engineering

Head of School.

Dual career family, sharing caring responsibilities

Represents SoE at the Engineering Professors Congress.

Ms Natalie Wride

PhD student

PhD student.

On sabbatical from Arup Graduate Geotechnical Engineering post.

Member of the Arup Diversity and Inclusion Group.

Promotes STEMM via local outreach and tutoring.

Analysed offer-holder survey to understand student priorities.

Peer representation, e.g. former SSLC member.