Gender and Higher Education: Increasing Exposure of Harassment and Pay Gaps

Ellen Hazelkorn


In Ireland and the United Kingdom, public discourse around issues of sexual harassment and promotion and pay gaps is increasing. A lack of research, combined with a lack of understanding, means the full scale is unknown, and universities lack basic guidelines. Narrow definitions of excellence also shape academic culture. But action is slowly taking hold. The take-away is that nothing moves institutions faster
than compliance and money.


Ireland; Sexual harassment; consent; gender pay gap; gender balance; compliance

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