By Fran Amery (University of Bath), Stephen Holden Bates (University of Birmingham), Stephen McKay (University of Lincoln), Cherry Miller (University of Tampere), Zoe Pflaeger Young (De Montfort University), Taylor Billings (University of Birmingham), Rebecca Hayton (University of Birmingham), Marianne Holt (University of Birmingham), Jasmine Khatri (University of Birmingham), Molly Marvin (Independent Scholar), Lola Ogunsanya (University of Birmingham), Alice Ramdehal (University of Birmingham) and Rosa-Louise Sullivan (University of Birmingham)[i].
The gender pay gap in academia is once again in the news, as universities start to release their gender pay gap reports for 2019.
By Mark Goodwin, Stephen Bates and Steve McKay In the past two months, two of Britain’s richest men have been forced by Parliament to admit to, and apologise for, serious failings in their business…
Source: Parliamentary Select Committees: Are elected chairs the key to their success?
by Fran Amery, Stephen Bates and Steve McKay
Men in psychology, economics and biology are so good at research that 29-30% achieved 4* outputs in the last Research Exercise Framework (REF). Women in theology; anthropology & development studies; sociology; aeronautical, mechanical, chemical and manufacturing engineering; civil and construction engineering; agriculture, veterinary and food science (and men in art & design) are perhaps not so impressive: only 13-14% achieved 4* outputs in these units of assessment (UoA). Overall, 22% of men and 19% of women submitted to the REF produced 4* outputs. These apparent differences in purported research quality were highlighted in one of the supplementary reports accompanying the recent metrics review by HEFCE, The Metric Tide*.
I’ve recently written a review of Jane Hutchison, Wil Hout, Caroline Hughes and Richard Robison’s book Political Economy and the Aid Industry in Asia in the Journal of Contemporary Asia. Free access to the review can be found here.