Bias incognito: how our hidden assumptions lead to inequities in science, and what we can do about it

This year I’ve had the pleasure of being part of the inaugural CEED Leadership Program, which aims to develop the next generation of environmental leaders by providing early career researchers with the scientific and leadership skills necessary to create positive environmental change.

Lego_seminar_imageAs part of the program, we’ve been tasked to develop and run a group project at each of the three university nodes where leadership program members are based (UMelb, ANU and UQ). At the ANU node, Claire Foster, Steph Pulsford and I have been running monthly discussions on gender equity in science. In addition, we have invited Deborah May to come and speak to us on 15th October about unconscious bias – which is known to be a barriers to women achieving leadership positions in science and other sectors (e.g see here and here).

Deborah will be speaking at 12:00 pm AEDT on Thursday 15th October. More details here: http://science.anu.edu.au/whats-on/all-events/bias-incognito-how-our-hidden-assumptions-lead-inequities-science-and-what-we 

We will be live streaming the event via Periscope. To follow the stream on the day, you need to:

  • Follow @megcevans on Twitter. I’ll automatically tweet a link to the livestream when it starts.
  • You can either watch on your computer, or via the Periscope app.
  • Tweet along with event hashtag #biasincognito !

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