Athena SWAN

We are passionate about challenging outdated social perceptions regarding women in science.

We believe that the involvement of female, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and ethnic minority researchers and students is essential to psychology's advancement as a subject. We are committed to the University-wide effort to encourage and nurture equality and diversity in higher education. We will continue to lead on and exceed this standard in the future.

The Department received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2014 (renewed in 2017). The original award was the result of our having successfully carried out a detailed and honest self-assessment of the Department. We are presently working towards submission of our renewal in 2023, and have proposed an ambitious, measurable, and timely action plan that clearly promotes gender equality and inclusivity across all departmental activities for students and staff.


Sandra Sunram-Lea

Neuroscience and Neurocognition

C26, C - Floor, Fylde College

Self-Assessment Team Members

Hannah Stewart

Dr Hannah Stewart

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology

Developmental Research Group

Mark Levine

Professor Mark Levine

Professor of Social Psychology

Cyber Security Research Centre (Psychology), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science)

Michelle To

Neuroscience and Neurocognition

Lee Large

Lee Large

Administrative Assistant

+44 (0)1524 521806 C58, C - Floor, Fylde College
Chris Walton

Dr Chris Walton

Senior Lecturer

Social Processes

+44 (0)1524 593858 C07, C - Floor, Fylde College
Kate Messenger

Dr Kate Messenger

Senior Lecturer

Developmental Research Group

Peter Tovee

Dr Peter Tovee

Department Facilities and Technical Resource Manager

+44 (0)1524 521857 C37, C - Floor, Fylde College
Matthew Ivory

Matthew Ivory

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Software Security)

Delyth Piper

Delyth Piper

PhD student

Developmental Research Group, Language Learning Research Lab