It’s In The Stars! How Diversity Can Help Science Succeed!
Australia has a “highly gender segregated workforce” by international standards, with around 6 in 10 Australian employees working in an industry dominated by one sex. STEM – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – is seen as particularly male-dominated. But, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel – or telescope to be more exact!
A recent paper published by Professor Lisa Kewley, Director of the ASTRO 3D Centre of Excellence and at the Australian National University, shows Australian astronomy leading the way with a dramatic change in culture over recent years. So how exactly has this been achieved? What does diversity look like? And why is it so important? To find out more The Daily was joined by Professor Lisa Kewley herself!