The Maynooth University Department of Biology received a Bronze Institutional Athena SWAN Award in April 2019.

The Department of Biology applied for an Athena SWAN Bronze Department Award in the November 2018 round. Biology is the first Department in Maynooth University to apply for accreditation. Results from the November 2018 submission round will be known by April 2019. The application was prepared by the Biology Self-Assessment Team (SAT). The SAT is chaired by lecturer Dr Karen English, who also sits of the institutional Gender Equality Steering Group.