Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
NHLI aligns itself to the aims of the Athena SWAN Charter by wishing to retain and attract the brightest women in cardiovascular and respiratory science, irrespective of grade. It wishes to recruit new female academics in basic and clinical sciences at lecturer level and beyond.
The Institute's Athena Action Plan was developed with this goal in mind. NHLI wishes to increase retention where attrition is occurring, to increase entry where recruitment is deficient, and to improve the quality of work and training environments and career development for all women at all levels.
Beyond the actions to ensure continuity of fairness of process for those women who do apply for posts, the Institute will explore the affirmative steps that could be taken to raise its profile as a female-friendly workplace and solicit more and better applications from women.
The Institute plan also recognises the importance of communications and the difficulties of ensuring these are effective within such a large and geographically widespread institute.
NHLI actively supports applications for Elsie Widdowson Fellowship Awards (for female academic staff returning to work following maternity or adoption leave), flexible and part-time working, maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
The Institute has appointed Professor Clare Lloyd as its Institute Lead for Women.
Institute Lead for Women
Professor Clare Lloyd
Professor of Respiratory Immunology
Wellcome Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Sciences
Leukocyte Biology Section
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
London SW7 2AZ
Tel: 020 759 43102
Fax: 020 759 43119