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Hutton Athena SWAN commitment awarded Bronze status to 2022

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“The James Hutton Institute is thoroughly committed to developing the potential of all members of staff. Having Athena SWAN Bronze status and, more importantly, our ongoing commitment to the Athena SWAN Charter will help towards this.”

The James Hutton Institute’s ongoing commitment to advancing the careers of women in science and technology has been recognised through the award of Athena SWAN Bronze status to November 2022, as communicated by an external award review panel.

The Athena SWAN Charter acknowledges dedication to the advancement of gender equality in academia, addressing unequal gender representation across academic disciplines, professional and support functions, and Bronze institutional awards recognise that the relevant institution has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.

The James Hutton Institute was one of the first Research Institutes to achieve Athena SWAN Bronze status in 2014.  Since then, it has committed significant effort to the promotion of equality and diversity, including the establishment of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee with representation from across the organisation.

Amongst various other activities, the Institute has produced a 'Women in Science' booklet, which spotlights the roles of 21 of its 204 female scientists. The collection illustrates the vast array of interesting, rewarding and appealing types of work, areas of research and careers that science and social sciences can offer.

Following the announcement, Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to have received this award and I would like to thank all of the staff on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee whose hard work made this possible.”

“The James Hutton Institute is thoroughly committed to developing the potential of all members of staff. Having Athena SWAN Bronze status and, more importantly, our ongoing commitment to the Athena SWAN Charter will help towards this.”

Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was originally established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine employment in higher education and research. It now includes addressing gender equality more broadly, not just the barriers to progression that affect women, and extends to non-STEM subjects and to the communities that provide professional and support staff.

For more information on the Athena SWAN Charter, visit the Advance HE website and to keep up with updates from the James Hutton Institute’s Athena SWAN team, follow @Hutton_AS on Twitter.

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Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.