For research's sake, don't make me become a 'Dave'


Many bright ideas will be missed if we subconsciously exclude half our population, writes Dr Liz Sturgis.

If it’s true that we live in a meritocracy, I’m starting to think that women are just really bad at medical research.

What other explanation is there for research articles written by women being cited less, the majority of research funding going to men, and fewer women being invited to speak at conferences?1,2

The most shocking statistic is that 84% of men who received grant funding from