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Equity at sea: Gender and inclusivity in UK sea-going science

Hendry, Katharine R and Annett, Amber and Bhatia, Rehemat and Damerell, Gillian M and Fielding, Sophie and Firing, Yvonne L and Frajka-Williams, Eleanor and Hartman, Sue and Henley, Sian F and Heywood, Karen J and Holliday, Penny and Huvenne, Veerle AI and Mills, Rachel A and Rabe, Berit and Robinson, Carol and Sanchez-Franks, Alejandra and Smythe-Wright, Denise and Taylor, Michelle L and Yelland, Margaret (2020) 'Equity at sea: Gender and inclusivity in UK sea-going science.' Ocean Challenge, 24 (2). 19 - 30.

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Abstract

Today, we can celebrate a strong representation of women in sea-going science in the United Kingdom, providing positive role models for early-career female marine scientists. However, women continue to face challenges to their progression in their marine science careers, especially those who are also members of other under-represented groups. In this article we consider gender equity and equality in participation and leadership in sea-going marine science in the UK, discussing successes and lessons learned for the future. After a brief history of UK women in ocean science, and a summary of some recent advances in gender equality, we look at further areas in need of improvement, and ask whether successes in improved gender equality can be transferred to tackling other forms of under-representation in sea-going science.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 14:51
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2020 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29189

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