UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Athena SWAN

The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) is committed to the principles and beliefs of the Athena SWAN charter.The Institute received a Silver Award from the Athena SWAN charter in May 2014. This award celebrates ICH's good practices in developing the careers of women in Science and Academic Medicine.

The Athena SWAN awards process enables departments and universities to develop an action plan aimed at improving recruitment, retention and promotion of female academic and research staff. The awards also have important financial implications for research institutions, since in 2011 the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, indicated that from 2016 the National Institute for Health Research will only shortlist applications for Biomedical Research Centre status from institutions holding an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

The UCL President&Provost, the Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Director of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health explain the importance of the Athena SWAN Charter (video):



About the charter

About the charter

Find out more about the Equality Challenge Unit 2005 Athena SWAN Charter.

The Team

The team

Meet the Athena SWAN Steering Group members, meetings and minutes.

Role models at ICH

Role models at the Institute

Institute staff talk about the challenges of developing research careers and the importance of their own role models.

Blerida Banushi

Research Exellence Awards

Find out more about our annual Research Excellence Awards for junior research staff at an early stage of their academic career.



Find out more about Athena SWAN related upcoming events from incl. MADS and Carers Networks.

Taking action for equality

Taking action for equality

Find out more about flexible practices at UCL, what the law says and what our policies are.