Dr Tamsin Majerus
Tamsin is an Associate Professor and the Director of EDI in the School of Life Sciences, part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests focus on the Evolution, Ecology and Genetics of ladybirds and other invertebrates. She has led the School Athena SWAN activities through two successful silver applications with a formal 1-2 days per week allocated to this role for several years. In addition, she sits on the University SAT and Chairs the University Athena Leads Group. Alongside other colleagues, this has included running workshops and training sessions to support other SATs and providing internal review for applications. She acts as a critical friend for other Schools within the University of Nottingham and wider, including other UK HEIs and Edith Cowan University, Australia. She has been a regular ECU panellist since 2014 and a panel chair since 2017.
Her motivation for this involvement, stems from a long career within the University system where she has sought to drive change in ways-of-working, opportunities and career progression, regardless of personal characteristics, for staff and students across the HEI sector and beyond. Her personal experience of all job families, has meant she understands the challenges inherent in different career pathways across the University sector and has personally experienced many of the barriers that prevent progress and can ultimately demotivate and destroy careers. She has seen in the Athena Swan and Race Equality Charters a great force for good and is delighted and honoured to continue to be part of this. Increasingly, EDI underpins all we do. Her ambition is to see it fully embedded, as only then will all staff and students truly have an equitable experience.