athena leads

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Professor Sara Rankin
+44 (0)20 7594 2151
Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington Campus

NHLI Institute Lead for Equality
(Professor of Leukocyte and Stem Cell Biology)

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Dr Charlotte Dean
+44 (0)20  7594 3174
Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington Campus

Deputy Institute Lead for Equality
(Senior Lecturer)

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Ms Alex Dawes
+44 (0)20  7594 1221
Guy Scadding Building, Royal Brompton Campus

Administrative Institute Lead for Equality
(Career Development Coordinator)

LI’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the department’s Athena SWAN Action Plan. The committee have meetings several times a year – normally approximately every two months. It is representative of the department, having female and male members from across different divisions and sections, and different job families.

The current EDI Committee members and their e-mail addresses are shown below. The members can be contacted about any Athena-related issues or questions you might have.

If you would like to join EDI Committee please get in touch with Sara Rankin.

EDI Committee Members

Blerina Ahmetaj-Shala, Research Fellow in Vascular Biology


Luke Allsopp, Lecturer in Bacteriology of Chronic Respiratory Infection


Rasha Al-Lamee, Senior Clinical Lecturer

Pank Bhavsar, Senior Research Fellow

Chloe Bloom, Clinical Research Associate


Anne Burke-Gaffney, Research Lecturer

Andy Bush, Professor of Paediatric Respirology

Adam Byrne, Lecturer in Chronic Lung Disease

Alice Francis, PhD Student

Hime Gashaw, Research Technician

Helen Johnson, Communications and Website Officer

Katerina Koutsantoni, Education Manager

Fouzia Khan, Teaching Fellow

Clare Lloyd, Vice Dean for Institutional Affairs

Maija Maskuniitty, Mesothelioma Centre Manager

Jamil Mayet, Professor of Cardiology


Miriam Moffatt, Institute Lead for Postdocs


Joanna O’Brien, Institute Manager

Michelle Pugh, Project Manager

Prakash Punjabi, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Jenni Quint, Reader in Respiratory Epidemiology


Sara Samari, Research Assistant in Genomic Biology


Susanne Sattler, Research Fellow


Simone Walker, Research Technician 

Beata Wojciak-Stothard, Reader in Vascular Biology