Tagged: women in science

Where do all the women go? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 06, 2014

This weekend is International Women’s Day and the theme this year is Inspiring Change. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, just 30% of science researchers are women. They have produced a nifty tool to see where those women work and in what fields. For NZ, the tool says that 59% of Bachelors students are … Read More

Why stereotyping scientists matters - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 27, 2013

I’m always interested to find out what people think I do for a living. No one has ever said scientist. It’s usually something in the arts or fashion*. You know, creative industries. I’m guessing it’s because of my hair. What is interesting about this though is that somehow people don’t think of science as being creative. Such misperceptions are largely … Read More

Sitting in Glass Houses - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Mar 25, 2011

Sitting in Glass Houses; drinking tea and planning World Domination (aka Thesis Completion). by SM Morgan. I am at that stage of the PhD. Contemplating completion and what the heck comes after. There is always talk about the glass ceiling still present in industry for women and the issues surrounding women and science, especially during post-doctoral positions. ( … Read More