Alicia’s PhD research will explore the disparities in research success between medical staff with explicit research responsibilities or roles who are employed in the Australian hospitals and health service sector. Specifically, the research seeks to understand the differing pathways to success, and barriers faced by women and minority groups. The findings of this research will inform policy development and organisational change, which may lead to more equitable outcomes for medical staff, more diversity in the health and medical research agenda, and ultimately better health outcomes for diverse groups. This research will also contribute the larger ARC Linkage project Achieving gender equality in STEMM hospital and health service research.
Centre Supervisors: Deanna Grant-Smith and Paula McDonald