VisNET: Virtual in situ networking to reinvent the rules of international collaborations and reduce gender differences in academic careers


I’m pleased to report that Nicki Hedge and Catherine Lido are co-Is in a new EPSRC project led by Professor Anne Anderson, Head of the College of Social Sciences at the Universiy of Glasgow as PI. The funding for the project in total is £395,302, and it includes other Co-Is from Engineering and SPS. Congratulations to both Nicki and Catherine on this achievement.

Female academics, particularly in STEM subjects, score consistently lower than male academics in metrics measuring international and industrial collaborations . These two related assessment criteria are key at all stages in academic careers and particularly important at senior levels to secure the highest value research grants and promotions. While several barriers have been identified to academic career advancement for women and have led to strategic interventions at national and institutional levels, there remains a lack of data and action specifically targeting networking and collaboration - the focus of this VisNET programme.

For a summary of the project please click this link


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