Posts by Kathryn McGrath

Posts and discussion by NZAS members. The NZAS aims to provide a forum for discussion on issues relevant to the New Zealand science. The views expressed in this forum are not necessarily the views of NZAS.

Want New Zealand to be Prosperous? Build Pathways for Emerging Scientists!

What will it take for the Government, the Private Sector, the Universities and National Laboratories to stop saying that they know there is a problem with the system for emerging scientist and actually start to build profession training pathways post PhD that will give our emerging scientists the environment needed to allow them to fully participate in the future development of New Zealand?

How do we turn the chatter into action? 

What really are the barriers to women staying/progressing in science?

The Association of Women in Science have  just relesed their "2011 Snapshot of Women in Science". The statistics are pretty sobering, and I wondering what makes them so?  What are the fundamental underliers of these statistics?  Where I work in the Science Faculty there are 7 female professors, in my School alone there are 9 male professors.