Australian research 'has a Daversity problem': Analysis shows too many men work mostly with other men

Using social network analysis, researchers have created maps showing how Australian research funding locks women out.

In this article published in ABC News, Professor Deb Verhoeven and her team created data maps of the men and women who received coveted academic grants in Australia, and who they worked with.

They looked at Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (ARC LIEF) grants (2008-17) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) program grants (2003-18).

By analysing the gender of grant recipients, they found that men work mostly with other men.

Even more surprising was how often men named Dave dominated across both grants.

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ANU, Beyond ANU

Date posted

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute