School of Psychology Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team (SAT)

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Dr Doug Martin (Lead)
I am a full-time Senior Lecturer (previously Lecturer from 2008-14). I'm a father of a primary school aged child. We are a dual-academic career family, with my wife and I both full-time academic staff in the School of Psychology. I lead the School’s Equality and Diversity Team/Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team, and the ‘Beacon Activities’ sub-team.
Dr Maria-Grazia Cascio

Dr Maria-Grazia Cascio, Full-time Athena SWAN Co-ordinator and former Research Fellow in the Institute of Medical Science . Married with two children. Dual career household. I coordinate Equality & Diversity and Athena SWAN activities for each individual School and at Institutional level.

Karen Forrest (Clerk)

School Support Co-ordinator (part-time). I returned to work following maternity leave in August 2016. I have a 3 year old daughter. I have been working in the School of Psychology for 16 years. In the Self-Assessment Team I am the Clerk.

Dr Amy Irwin
Full-time Lecturer (Scholarship) and Employability Officer. Married with no children. In the Self-Assessment Team I am responsible for teaching track issues, and undergraduate/postgraduate career development and support.
Dr Clare Kirtley
Full-time post-doctoral research fellow (June 2015 - present). In the Self-Assessment Team I am responsible for post-doctoral and early career support and progression. I am a STEMM ambassador for the North East of Scotland, involved in organising activities aimed at encouraging children and young adults to get involved with STEMM subjects. I am also a member of Science Grrls.
Professor Louise Phillips
Full-time Chair (2008 onwards), Director of Research. Previously Lecturer then Senior Lecturer then Reader at Aberdeen. I am married with a school aged child. In the Self-Assessment Team I am responsible for maternity leave and career progression.
Dr Bert Timmermans
Full-time Lecturer (2013-date; first lectureship position). I completed by PhD and first post-doc in Brussels. When my daughter was one, I started a second post-doc in Cologne, Germany, while my wife continued working in Belgium. When my daughter was 4, my wife left her job to enable me to advance my career in Aberdeen. She continues to seek employment. In the Self-Assessment Team I am responsible for culture and organisation, and survey development / analysis.
Dr Rama Chakravarthi
Full-time Lecturer (2012 - present); I obtained my PhD in Boston, then completed two post-docs, one at New York and the other in Tolouse, France, before joining Aberdeen. In the Self-Assessment Team I coordinate communications and web management.
Dr Jason Bohan

I am a full-time Senior Lecturer in Psychology and the Director of Teaching and Learning (DoTL) for the School of Psychology. I am a member of the School’s Equality and Diversity Team/Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team and I responsible for representing teaching related matters.

Deborah Marwick

I am a Full-time HR Partner having been employed at the University since 2007. I provide HR support and expertise to the School of Psychology and a number of other Schools across the institution.