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Professor Parveen Yaqoob

Chair and Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Athena Swan Governance Committee and University of Reading

Professor Parveen Yaqoob is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation at the University of Reading and is the University Executive Board lead for Diversity and Inclusion. She has a BA in Physiological Sciences, and a DPhil in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, and has been an active researcher in the area of diet, immunity and inflammation for over 30 years. She actively contributes to research funding panels, including the BBSRC Diet and Health Research Industry Club Steering Group, the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships Panel, the MRC Global Nutrition Panel and the BBSRC Collaborative Training Partnerships. In September 2020, she was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Athena Swan Governance Committee, responsible for overseeing Advance HE’s transformation of the Athena Swan Charter.