Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Dr Louise Grisoni, Dr Karen Handley
Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University
Rebecca Nestor and Dr Felicity Cooke
Learning for Good Ltd
Final Report, July 2014
Summary Report, May 2014
The lack of women as vice-chancellors, professors, and in senior management roles across the higher education sector, in spite of the high proportions of women working in the sector, is being publicly questioned. This project used a survey and 42 interviews to:
Nearly half of the female respondents had experienced gender-related bias in their careers, and interview respondents talked of a gendered view of leaders among colleagues and selection panels. Cultural and class bias had also been experienced by all respondents, and some without an academic background felt that this factor had constrained their careers.
This final report presents the full literature review, summaries of key findings across nine themes and recommendations for HEIs. It follows on from the summary report published in May 2014, also available from the Leadership Foundation website.
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