Athena SWAN has raised the profile of gender equality in the academic community, and delegates at ARMA’s conference 2015 demonstrated that this was an important issue for them too. The authors believe that research management professionals are in a position to contribute to institutional strategy and impact on operational practice in this arena. In particular, the collaboration of research managers or administrators with equality professionals yields benefits for both and delivers results for equality in the institutions.
For academics, the sources of gender inequality and the upstream ramifications are well known, and good practice can be shared. The research management environment has been less investigated, with ARMA in a prime position to give this matter consideration.
In this session the authors will:
– Summarise the issues surrounding gender inequality in the academic research environment;
– Run through some tools for RMAs to help address the issues including:
– Delivery of a bitesize unconscious bias training session
– Exploration of benefits of collaborating with equality professionals
– Real-life examples from Athena SWAN applications
Initiate an exploration of gender equality, or lack thereof, in the research management professional community.
|Time:||15:45 - 17:00|
|Date:||8th Jun 2016|
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