Dr Michèle Birtel secures Gender Programme Workshop Grant for the University of Surrey

Career Advancement and Development of Women


Dr Michèle Birtel has led a team with members from all Faculties, Human Resources, and Equality and Diversity to design a workshop on career advancement and development of women. She and her team have been awarded a Gender Programme Workshop Grant (£1000) by the Association of Commonwealth Universities for the University of Surrey. The workshops will be run in spring 2017.


  • Dr Michèle Birtel, Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (lead)
  • Angela Cousins, Head of Equality and Diversity (speaker)
  • Michael Hassell, Equality and Diversity Adviser (speaker)
  • Tim Parry, Head of Staff and Organisational Development (facilitator)
  • Prof Julie Yeomans, Professor of Ceramic Materials, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (facilitator)
  • Prof Diane Watt, Professor of English Literature, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (facilitator)
  • Prof Angela Druckman, Professor of Sustainable Consumption and Production, Centre for Environmental Strategy (adviser)
  • Rotimi Akinsete, Director of Wellbeing (adviser)

Dr Michèle Birtel, m.birtel@surrey.ac.uk