gender bias

Medical research

Australian medical research needs to ensure men's and women’s medical issues are analysed equally, according to a report published today.

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A study of more than 500,000 surveys shows university students demonstrate bias against women teachers, and particularly women from non-English speaking backgrounds.

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The biases experienced by some teachers vary according to their sex, background and faculty, according to a UNSW study of university student attitudes.

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The vast majority of managers said they wanted "the best person for the job". They had less idea of just who that might be, or how to ensure appointments on merit and equity targets co-exist.

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Thanks to their brazen overconfidence, mediocre men are being promoted to senior roles ahead of vastly more qualified women, writes Darren Saunders. But a reckoning is coming.

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A comparison of media coverage of Julia Gillard's and Malcolm Turnbull's ascent to Prime Minister reveals significant gender bias, according to research presented at UNSW on Wednesday. 

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Men still outnumber women in senior positions in Australian universities and other workplaces. Women are pushing for change but it's men who can help redress the gender balance, writes Emma Johnston.

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Three of the nation’s leading scientists say that Australia is "frozen in time" and is throwing away the opportunity to harness the intelligence and prodigious drive of women researchers.

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Can we judge merit without gender bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway, asks Lisa A Williams.