Dr Tony Robertson

Lecturer in Geographies of Public Health

Biological and Environmental Sciences Stirling

Dr Tony Robertson

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About me

I studied Behavioural Ecology at degree and PhD level before changing my focus to human health and Social Epidemiology/Public Health in 2010 when I joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow on a Career Development Fellowship. In 2013 I moved to the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP), University of Edinburgh, as the Research Fellow and Lead for the Working Age/Adult Life Working Group. In January 2016, I moved to become Lecturer in Social Epidemiology and Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Sport, University of Stirling and then moved to Biological and Environmental Sciences in May 2021. I am co-lead for the cross-Faculty Extremes in Science and Society research programme and a member of the [Healthy Environments: Sustainable Societies] (https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/faculties/natural-sciences/our-research/research-groups/healthy-environments-sustainable-societies-research-group/) and Social Surveys and Social Statistics research groups.

Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Deputy Chair, Faculty Athena SWAN Implementation Group

Athena SWAN is a charter established in 2005 by the Equality Challenge Unit. It was originally set up to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). In 2015 the charter was expanded to include staff in academic, professional and support roles and broaden the substantive areas to include arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law. The focus of the charter was also expanded to address gender equality more broadly not just barriers that affect women. It also saw the inclusion of intersectionality – which recognises that people can face discrimination based on different elements of their identity not just their gender – e.g. age, disability, race, religion and sexuality. ‌
Following the University successfully achieving an Institutional Bronze award in 2013, the School (now Faculty) submitted itsapplication for Athena SWAN in April 2015 and were awarded this in December 2015. The focus for the team now is to press on with implementing the action plan to promote equality and apply for our Silver award in the future.

Professional membership

Honorary Treasurer for the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS)

University Contribution

Co-lead, Extremes in Science and Society research programme