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“Leading with an evidence-based approach to inform best practice is an effective way of shifting the dial when it comes to gender equity in STEM.”

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith
Australia's Women in STEM Ambassador

Analysis of Awarded Australian Grants by Gender

This research examines trends in twenty years of awarded research grants in Australia by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) according to awardee gender and other factors including career seniority and field of research.


Anonymised Review Study

We are leading a national trial across Australia to study the effects of anonymising grant applications for in-demand scientific equipment such as telescopes, the Australian synchrotron, and supercomputers. We are working with four Australian research organisations: CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation), NCI (National Computational Infrastructure) and AAL (Astronomy Australia Limited) to assess whether anonymised peer-review impacts application outcomes. 


Research to Support the Diversity in STEM Review

Our research projects to support the Australian Government’s Diversity in STEM Review aims to examine the effectiveness of initiatives supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the STEM workforce. These activities will inform recommendations for consideration by the Diversity in STEM Review taskforce and panel. 


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What works to improve equity in STEM

We have developed tools to guide evaluation efforts across STEM equity initiatives in Australia.