Gender bias in action and implications for gender equality initiatives

Gender bias in action and implications for gender equality initiatives


Date and time
19 Mar 2021 (12:00pm - 2:00pm)




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Dr Ioana Latu  of Queens University, Belfast will be providing an overview of her research on gender equality and in particular the results of research on gender equality interventions in Higher Education.

The presentation looks at the context of gender inequality in higher education and reports on experimental research on role models. The presentation explores a number of social psychological processes and how they impact on support for diversity initiatives. The final section looks at how research can address resistance to gender equality interventions in Higher Education. 

A discussion session will be facilitated by Lesley Storey and Laura Riley to consider the points raised and any possible implications for BCU. This is a joint event hosted by the Social Science Athena SWAN self-assessment and is part of the xCHANGE festival that marks international women’s day.

About the Speaker

Dr Latu is a senior lecturer at QUB. She was born and raised in Romania, where she obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Timisoara in 2002. She then moved to the US where she obtained her Master’s in Experimental Psychology in 2005 and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2010. Between 2010 and 2014 she worked at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland, first as a post-doctoral researcher and later as an Ambizione fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 2014 and 2016 she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University Camden in the US. In September 2016 she joined the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast as a Lecturer in Experimental Social Psychology

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