What I’ve learnt this academic year 

As I near the end of another academic year I have been doing some reflecting on the highs and lows and things I've learnt. So here's my top ten reflections:  1. Gender DOES matter. I have encountered blatant discrimination on the basis on my gender. It turns out that some men just feel too threatened … Continue reading What I’ve learnt this academic year 

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Let’s all just switch off this Christmas

It's approaching the Christmas break and my head is frazzled. At home I am frantically trying to tick off christmas present lists, create food shopping lists, write a ridiculous number of christmas cards, take the little one to see Santa (and every winter wonderland experience around), put up Christmas decorations and keep on top of the … Continue reading Let’s all just switch off this Christmas

Does Gender Matter?

At the end of August newspapers and social media were flooded with debates about the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) gender pay gap findings, and it is a particularly timely debate given the rise of female leadership in global politics. The debates surrounding this new release stemmed from one core theme, do women earn less than … Continue reading Does Gender Matter?