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 (GOS 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 November 2016. 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):

Athena swan

About the charter

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

role models

Role models at the Institute

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

research awards

Research Exellence Awards

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


Taking action for equality

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