Equal opportunities in mathematics

London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme

We strongly support equal opportunities for all and the advancing of women’s careers within mathematics. As such, we have signed up to the London Mathematical Society’s Good Practice Scheme.

The Scheme sets out five principles of good practice:

  • A robust organisational framework to deliver equality of opportunity and reward
  • Appointment, promotion and selection processes and procedures that encourage men and women to apply for academic posts at all levels
  • Departmental structures and systems that enable men and women to progress and continue in their careers
  • Departmental organisation, structure, management arrangements and culture that are open, inclusive and transparent and encourage the participation of all staff
  • Flexible approaches and provisions that encompass the working day, the working year and a working life and enable individuals, at all career and life stages, to maximise their contribution to mathematics, their department and institution

Find out more about the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme.

Athena SWAN

The Department of Mathematics has been awarded the Bronze Athena SWAN award. This award recognises that, in addition to University-wide policies, the Department promotes gender equality and addresses challenges particular to the discipline.

Find out more about Athena SWAN in the Department of Mathematics.

Women of Mathematics Throughout Europe: A Gallery of Portraits

This exhibition showcased 14 portraits offering an unusual insight into mathematics.

After the exhibition there were talks on the subject of women in mathematics delivered by mathematicians from the University of Leicester. The talks celebrated the different facets of mathematical work done by women in mathematics at the University. Topics spanned from pure mathematics through to mathematical modelling and actuarial science.

Women in the Department of Mathematics

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Name Title Location Telephone Email
Dr Julia Goedecke Teaching Fellow MA010b 252 5352 jg418@le.ac.uk
Dr Katrin Leschke Reader, Head of Student Support and Women's Tutor CH203 252 5237 kl96@le.ac.uk
Dr Sheila McCann Visiting Research Associate smm60@le.ac.uk
Dr Simona Paoli Lecturer BEN G57 223 1031 sp424@le.ac.uk
Professor Sibylle Schroll Professor CH202 252 3888 ss489@le.ac.uk
Professor Nicole Snashall Professor CH105 252 3881 njs5@le.ac.uk
Leena Sodha Head of Actuarial Science MA010E 252 5287 ls305@le.ac.uk
Tatiana Tyukina E-Learning Teaching Fellow MA208 252 5226 tt51@le.ac.uk
Dr Aihua Zhang Lecturer MA118 252 5354 az90@le.ac.uk

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