We have accumulated a selection of book addressing the gender imbalance in physics which are available for members of the department to borrow. These books include:
- Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research Thats Rewriting the Story, Angela Saini
- Why So Slow? Advancement of Women, Virginia Valian
If you would like to borrow one of these titles, please contact Costis Papageorgakis.
A collection of additional resources can be accessed through the Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area (GENERA).
News and gender/race-related studies
- ASPIRES Report: Young people's science and career aspirations, age 10-19, (Executive summary) Institute of Education, UCL (Feb 2020)
- ASPIRES 2 Women in Physics Policy Briefing Institute of Education, UCL (Aug 2018)
- The Forgotten Father of Epigenetics (American Scientist)
- Using this one word can damage your credibility. Read more here.
- Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance Journal article by Jennifer L. Martin
- Not For People Like Me? A report by Averil MacDonald, SEPNet launched with WISE that focuses on messages that work for girls in STEM.
- Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science - National Geographic
- Why women leave academia Investigation of Chemistry PhD students discussed in the Guardian
- Disappointing percentage of women awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowships this year RS to investigate
- Emma Watson launches new UN HeForShe campaign for Gender Equality For more details see: HeForShe
- Study: Male scientists want to be involved dads, but few are Washington post article
- We Know Physics is Largely White and Male, But Exactly How White and Male is Still Striking Smithsonian article
- Brightest girls' among physics A-level dropouts BBC article
- Guardian Higher Education Network Securing money for research is hard for everyone – but then there's the sexism
- Commons Select Committee report Women in Scientific Careers and two T.H.E. articles on the subject, 1, 2. Government Response to the above report.
- NY Times magazine article What Are There Still So Few Women in Science
- The Times on Top Roles in Universities and on Gender Equality in League Tables
- Study on gender bias recently published in the Proceedings of the American National Academy of Sciences
- The Times on Gender bias
- The Guardian on Gender gap
- IoP study on Girls in physics
- The Guardian on Where are the women in universities?
- Gravitating towards physics IoP Report
Publications of bias studies
- Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Opening Doors , National Academies Press (2020)
- Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists, a report by the Institute of Physics, Royal Astronomical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry (2019)
- Gender Matters (2018, Physics Today)
- Gender Dimensions in Physics (2018, GENERA Project- EU Funded)
- Breaking the Barriers: Women’s Retention and Progression in chemical sciences (2018, RSC)
- Black STEM employees perceive a range of race-related slights and inequities at work (2018, Pew Research Centre)
- I.Neill Reid (2014), Gender-based Systematics in HST Proposal Selection
- Moss-Racusin et al. (2012) “Science faculty subtle gender biases favour male students”
- Pautasso (2013) “Focusing on publication quality would benefit all researchers”
- European Commission (2012) “Structural change in research institutions: Enhancing excellence, gender equality and efficiency in research and innovation”
- Nature (2012) “Nature’s sexism: The authors of this publication need to improve how we reflect women’s contributions to science. For this, we must inject an extra loop into our thinking”
- Steele and Aronson (1995) “Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans”
- Shih et al. (1999) “Stereotype susceptibility: Identity salience and shifts in qualitative performance”
- Devine, Forscher, Austin, & Cox (2012) “Long term reduction in implicit race bias: A prejudice habit-breaking intervention”