In medical research, some specialties are more progressive than others

Gender still jars, writes Rada Rouse.

Concern about female participation in scientific research was flagged by Australia’s Chief Scientist 18 months ago in a report showing that only 16% of graduates were female.

And there seems to have been a nod to this in May’s federal Budget, with $4.5 million earmarked for measures to improve girls’ participation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

But it seems we have a long way to go globally to close this gender gap, and