Professor Kumie Inose,Vice-President of the Science Council of Japan, offers a first-hand overview of the situation of gender equality in science in her country. She speaks about both, the progress achieved so far through public policies as well as the key challenges that remain for making science truly gender inclusive in Japan.
Watch this excellent summary by Dr. Jacques Mairesse on the causes of the productivity gap between women and men scientists. Dr. Mairesse is professor at CREST (ENSAE, Paris), UNU-MERIT ( Maastricht University), and NBER (USA). In this interview he will expose recent findings regarding the explanatory factors of gender productivity gap in science in terms of scientific publishing.
If you wonder how a gender dimension can be incorporated into R&D projects related to physics, please watch this interview with Prof. Dr. Ana Proykova who is a professor at Department of Atomic Physics at Sofia University (Bulgaria) and Vice-chair of Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, EC Watch.
Dr. Marike Kolossa is responsible for the German Environmental Survey and the German Specimen Bank which constitute two fundamental pillars of the the German system for health-related environmental monitoring. She works in the Department of Environmental Hygiene, Section Toxicology, Health related Environmental Monitoring at German Federal Environmental Agency (Germany).
In this video, Jeff Hearn provides a short but comprehensive response to the question “What is gender?”. Aimed it all audiences, he explains how bodies, social institutions or knowledge, science and technology are gendered. What is the distinction between sexual difference, sex and gender? And what are the social implications of using these different concepts? This short video addresses many of these fundamental issues including a reflection on the close connection between gender and social inequalities and power.
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Next in our video interview series, we have Sanne Peters who is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at University of Oxford (UK). Sanne Peters will give a short introduction why a gender dimension is important in the field of Epidemiology and how it is best incorporated in concrete research. Her main field of interest is how risk factors of cardiovascular disease differ between women and men.
In this interview Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner explains how technical innovations are more successful when including a gender diversity perspective. She highlights the advantages of taking into account women’s needs in the design of innovations and also the benefits of gender diversity in working teams.
Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner is Head of Frauenhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, and Professor for Gender and Diversity in Organisations at TU Berlin (Germany).
He will be talking about the process at the Environmental Federal Agency of Germay to incorporate gender mainstreaming into their organisation. It’s an insider view on how to make gender mainstreaming effective and deal with the most common misconceptions about gender equality. Any comments or questions to this video are welcome!
Our second video interview features Ulrike Roehr , Board Member of GenderCC- Women for Climate Justice. She will talk about the importance of a gender perspective for climate justice, give a concrete example how a gender perspective has affected project results and finally give key advice for researchers on how to incorporate a gender perspective into their research.