Glass ceiling for Scotland’s female academicsThe Herald.
The figure is just over four percentage points better than the situation in 2010-11 when 18.3% of professors were female, but in the UK as a whole a quarter of professors are women.
The situation has been blamed on a number of factors including entrenched attitudes of gender stereotyping. Concerns also centre on a culture of long working hours, inflexible terms and conditions and pressures on researchers to produce academic papers which can be incompatible with family responsibilities.
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