The chemistry PhD: the impact on women’s retention

The chemistry PhD: the impact on women’s retention

This research attempted to establish what accounts for the findings of a RSC survey of the career intentions of chemistry PhD students (RSC, 2008). It was a qualitative study which aimed to pin point the factors that discourage women more than men from planning a career in research, especially in academia.

Author: Jessica Lober Newsome for the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET and the Royal Society of Chemistry