Research for women* working in HE

WHEN Research Principals


Seek to understand the experiences and barriers women* face as they progress through their careers in HE.


Use our learning to inform the design and delivery of our interventions.


Share our learning through our networks to inform and bolster positive action


Measure the impact of our interventions and make sure they are working.


Seek to be a catalyst for research opportunities arising from our activity.

Latest Research

Sharing the Caring Research

Our survey garnered over 1,000 responses, taking a snapshot of gender equality in the home during lockdown. 

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This research focused on cohabiting, dual career parents, at least one of which was in professional services in Higher Education. Data on ways in which unpaid labour is split between partners is scarcely available, yet this influences career progression significantly. Professional services staff were largely ignored in sector studies at the start of the pandemic, yet represent a significant proportion of the workforce.

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* WHEN we refer to women, we include trans women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a female centred community