Athena SWAN at Flinders

Benefits to Flinders

The fundamental benefit to Flinders will be the ability to retain, attract and support researchers of all genders, increasing the diversity of our management perspectives and growing the breadth, depth and quality of our research.

Following Athena SWAN programs in the UK, national funding agencies are moving to make research funding contingent on the recipient institution holding a specified level of institutional Athena SWAN award. NHMRC and ARC are expected to follow suit, and thus Flinders engagement in the Athena SWAN program will stand the institution in good stead as a receiver of research funding into the future. Athena SWAN is currently pursuing conversations with the major funding bodies in Australia (ARC, NHMRC) with the aim of ensuring that Athena SWAN accreditation/participation fulfils the role the gender equity policy requirement is intended to address. 


(Image: Dr Kasturi Vimalanathan (Chemistry))