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Professor Sara Mole 

Professor Sara Mole
Job Title:
Envoy for Gender Equality, UCL

Sara is Envoy for Gender Equality at UCL. Her particular area of research interest in Batten disease. She has used the Athena Swan Charter to further gender equality in the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, which was awarded the first Silver (2009) and first Gold (2016) awards at UCL. Now working with UCL’s Athena Swan manager she supports departments and colleagues in their gender equality work and Athena Swan applications. UCL currently holds an institutional silver award. 40 of its academic departments hold an Athena Swan award, including three Golds. As Envoy, Sara chairs the Gender Steering Group with 2 co-chairs.  

Connecting with other Equality Steering Groups and Networks, Sara works with and challenges senior management and the whole institution to advance and deliver UCL’s gender equality priorities. She shares her expertise with UK Universities and UCL’s international partners, and beyond. She has been serving on the Advance HE Athena Swan Governance Committee to improve the effective operation and strategic development of the Charter, so that it continues to further gender equality in the UK HE sector, and internationally.