Gender Diversity and Altmetrics
Is the balance of research published by women continuing to improve? Are women better science communicators? Are the opportunities afforded to male researchers the same as those for female researchers?
Join us on Thursday 13 February for this free webinar when Digital Science’s Head of Public Engagement, Dr Suze Kundu, and Head of Metrics Development, Mike Taylor will deep dive into the gender split of publications featured in the Altmetric Top 100, the annual list of the most talked-about research, and what that can tell us about the scholarly landscape.
Along with this, they will explore the publication trends and public response to the latest research into feminism and studies around the #metoo movement to understand:
- What is the effect of the #metoo movement on research?
- Is this research afforded the same funding opportunities?
- What other barriers are there to getting research published in this area?
Dr Suze Kundu, Head of Public Engagement, Digital Science
Suze is fascinated about breaking down the building blocks of life into its fundamental components – luckily science has enabled her to turn this destructive curiosity into a career. She has a BSc in Chemistry, a MSc in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in Materials Chemistry from University College London. A passionate educator, she has also studied for a PGCE in Senior School Science, and an MEd in University Learning and Teaching. After six years lecturing in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London and at the University of Surrey’s Chemical and Process Engineering Department, she joined Digital Science to head up our external engagement.
You can find Suze sharing her passion for science through live lectures, on TV (Discovery Channel) and radio, and in print.
Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development, Digital Science
Mike Taylor is Head of Metrics Development at Digital Science. He’s new to the company, having spent many years working in Elsevier’s R&D group and in the Metrics and Analytics Team. Mike works with many community groups, including FORCE11, RDA and NISO, and is well known in the scholarly metrics community. Mike is studying for a PhD in alternative metrics at the University of Wolverhampton.