Dr Saher Ahmed | Athena SWAN Project Manager

Ahmed, Saher

I am the Athena SWAN Project Manager at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and co-ordinate the joint Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute ‘Sex in Science’ programme. I am responsible for influencing and making changes to policies, practices and provisions that disproportionately disadvantage people according to their gender.

I was awarded a BSc in Physics from the University of York in 2000; an MSc in Applied Radiation Physics from the University of Birmingham in 2001 and a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Birmingham in 2005.

I have set-up national projects looking at diversity in STEM, including projects tackling the under-representation of women in STEM.

Ahmed, Saher