Project members presenting at Gender Equality conference

Gender Gap project team members Merrilyn Goos and Regina Kelly attended and gave presentations at the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, held in Dublin from 20-22 August 2018. The conference featured stimulating plenary talks and panel discussions on topics such as achieving structural change, mentoring programs, national policies for gender equality in academia, gender in teaching and learning, leadership and management strategies for institutional transformation, career barriers, and improving recruitment and career paths for academic women.

Regina was an invited panellist for a discussion on “Women in Physics: Where are they and who is supporting the pipeline?” She later presented findings from her research on the professional STEM identity status of female university students and industry workers, while in the same session Merrilyn gave an overview of the aims, progress, and challenges of the Gender Gap project. As well as promoting the Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing and Natural Scientists, we made many contacts with people and gender initiatives that will inform the project’s database of good practices that we are developing.