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Improving gender equality at the University of Bristol panel discussion

Dr Caroline McKinnon, Professor Roberta Guerrina, Rebecca Scott and Dr Zara Nanu

9 March 2020

Dr Caroline McKinnon from the School of Biochemistry participates in a University panel discussion

On Thursday 27 February, ahead of International Women's Day, the University hosted a well attended panel discussion event about gender equality chaired by Professor Roberta Guerrina, our new Director of the Gender Research Centre in the School for Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

Dr Caroline McKinnon, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead for the School of Biochemistry, was a panel member alongside Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost Professor Judith Squires, Suzy Cheeke, Vice-President of Bristol UCU, Dr Alison Parken, a Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University and author of The Parken Report on Gender Employment and Pay at the University of Bristol, Rebecca Scott, Employability and Opportunity Manager at the University and Dr Zara Nanu, CEO and Co-Founder of Gapsquare.

The panelists shared their own experiences of the progress that we are making to reduce our professorial gender pay gap and also discussed how we improve our diversity. Rebecca Scott shared her work to recruit more BAME staff at apprentice level and the panel highlighted the work going on across the University to make pay and progression equal for all. 

Dr Alison Parken commended the University for the progress made based on the recommendations in her report which was published in September 2018.

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