Sarah Dickinson Hyam’s profile
Sarah is Head of Equality Charters at Equality Challenge Unit
Sarah’s role is to lead the strategic and operational development of the Athena SWAN Charter which is a scheme that recognises excellence in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment for women in higher education.
Prior to joining the ECU, Sarah worked at the University of Cambridge where she managed the Women in Science Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI), a positive action gender equality project aiming to improve the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in STEMM. Sarah was responsible for the strategic planning and coordination of the project, the delivery of practical support and guidance, the production of reports and data analysis as well as coordinating Athena SWAN work at the university level and providing support at the departmental level.
Sarah previously worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) as the Science Policy and Diversity Specialist where she supported and helped develop the RSC’s programme on good practice and diversity within higher education. The main activities of this position included managing projects in areas such as gender and ethnicity, and disseminating the RSC’s work in the field of good practice.
Sarah has an MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society from Birkbeck University and a BA (hons) in Social Science from the University of Brighton.