Paul Brennan

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Teaching R in Namibia – Day One

Posted on 13 June 2017 by Paul Brennan

As the sun rises in the bright blue sky, I can hear different birds, dogs barking and light traffic. The trees, cacti and the flowers brighten the generally brown landscape. I’m reflecting on yesterday’s teaching and the plans for today. I’ve come a long way to teach R, an open source statistical programming language at University
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Equality & Diversity Summer Reading

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Paul Brennan

For me, summer delights include freshly picked fruit and some time to read. Over the last six months, I’ve been organising various equality and diversity events. Here some of the interesting things I would like to suggest as summer reading on equality & diversity. Nothing academic – easy to read and maybe inspiring. Anybody like to add
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One of my best days in the School of Medicine

Posted on 8 April 2016 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, I attended the first Cardiff University School of Medicine Away Day and I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed seeing my colleagues. I enjoyed talking to people that have helped, advised and supported me over 16 years. I enjoyed the smiles, the hellos and the hope. From Professional Services to Professors and
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Athena SWAN CALL TO ACTION

Posted on 5 October 2015 by Paul Brennan

I have been asked to speak at a new Cardiff University – ‘Inspired by…’ Seminar Programme. For more details you need access to the Cardiff University intranet. The programme is here. It includes talks by Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland, Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds OBE and Helen Walbey.  My talk is about Athena SWAN, the charter that recognises advancement of gender equality. I’ve been
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Data analysis by students

Posted on 9 July 2015 by Paul Brennan

As part of the work experience week, we host students from Secondary Schools and Colleges from various parts of South Wales. It’s a large scheme called Science in Health Work Experience 2015 that hosts more than 50 students in the School of Medicine. It’s organised by Dr James Matthews who does a great job leading the programme.
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What Cardiff University Schools have Athena SWAN Awards?

Posted on 16 April 2015 by Paul Brennan

In order to find out how Athena SWAN is represented in Cardiff University, I have done a small survey of websites within the University. Here’s a list of who has awards. Updated on 5th October 2015 – Congratulations to Computer Sciences and Healthcare Sciences. Cardiff University Bronze Award – Application College of Physical Sciences and Engineering Cardiff School
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Inspiring morning at C21 Curriculum Conference…

Posted on 27 March 2015 by Paul Brennan

This morning I had the privilage of listening to three very interesting talks during the 5th Annual Curriculum Conference at the Cardiff University School of Medicine. I am going to describe them briefly. The first talk was from Ruth Hussey OBE, the Chief Medical Officer for Wales. Ruth talked about the key challenges in Wales
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Being proud of your Athena SWAN Action Plan…

Posted on 6 March 2015 by Paul Brennan

I’ve been thinking a lot of about Athena SWAN Action Plans. Action Plans are often the last part of an Athena SWAN application and sometimes we’re in a bit rush as we write them. However, they are a really important part of the application process. Let me be honest: I don’t like Action Plans. I recognise their
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