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Effect of Athena SWAN funding incentives on women’s research leadership: Analysis shows that policy interventions and funding incentives can work and more funders should trial them.

BMJ, 26 October 2020.

Breaking the silence about the menopause: On the impacts of menopause at work for older women – and how this may affect retirement and pensions options. 

THE, 16 January 2020

Box-ticking is the inevitable result of top-down impositions: Overseeing an Athena SWAN application convinced an anonymous academic that if tasks cannot be properly resourced, they should not be attempted at all

THE, 16 January 2020

Germany mulls extra research funding for committee-burdened women: Gender quotas have improved female representation on internal panels, but researchers have highlighted that the loss of research time slows career progression.

THE, 16 January 2020

Why female-led start-ups underperform: the article explores how male culture and a lack of role models are stopping female academics from launching companies based on their research.

The Guardian, 8 January 2020

Gender differences in how scientists present the importance of their research: observational study

Male scientists are more likely than female ones to publish work that describes itself as “excellent”, “unique” or “novel”, experts have found.  This appears to reap dividends in respect of how often others reference the research.  The study suggests research papers in which the first and last authors were both women were on average more than 12% less likely to use at least one positive term to describe the research than papers for which the first author, last author or both were men.

BMJ, 16 December 2019

Is teaching data the key to gender equality in STEM?

Wonkhe, 22 October 2019

Scientist and Parent: a series of articles and interviews looking at initiatives for providing support to scientists who are parents, ongoing issues, and sharing life experiences of researchers with children

Athena SWAN is taking flight (download here)

Times Higher Education, 23 July 2019

Creating a more supportive and inclusive university culture: a mixed-methods interdisciplinary comparative analysis of medical and social sciences at the University of Oxford

Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 44, Issue 2, May 2019

Advancing women in science, medicine, and global health: a theme issue with the aim of showcasing research, commentary, and analysis that provide new explanations and evidence for action towards gender equity

The Lancet, Volume 393, 9 February 2019

Advancing gender equality through the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science: an exploratory study of women’s and men’s perceptions

Health Research Policy and Systems, 21 February 2018

How women can change the world in 'year of engineering'

BBC News, 20 January 2018

Oxford University gives women more time to pass exams

Telegraph, 22 January 2018

Why are there so few female engineers?

BBC News, 13 January 2018

Royal Society of Medicine Chief Executive delivers inaugural Athena SWAN talk

City, 24 October 2017