- Across all academic areas, men consistently outnumber women at senior levels, with a sharp drop in the proportion of women academics at Level C and above:
- This gender bias is more pronounced in STEMM faculties (relative to HASS).
- The proportion of women is variable within STEMM, with some units (Engineering and Mathematics & Statistics) displaying a more pronounced gender bias in favour of men.
- In 2018, we observed an increase in the proportion of women applying for promotion in STEMM faculties, compared to previous years.
- Success rates for women applying for promotion is high, and working part time or applying with Performance Relative to Opportunity (PRO) consideration does not have a detrimental impact on success for women applying for promotion.
- Representation of women on executive committees is a focus area for improvement.
The application for the Athena SWAN Bronze Award involved a multi-year process of data collection, analysis and consultations. The project was led by Professor Marilys Guillemin, in collaboration with the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (SAT).
Key findings from the research include: