Helping women to progress in psychology

Why, when women dominate the entry to undergraduate psychology courses, do comparatively few of them reach the higher echelons of the profession?

A one-day seminar to be held at the University of Nottingham next month will explore the reasons why many women who embark on a career in psychology drop out or do not progress and will try to the factors that are important for career progression.

Career Progression of Women in Psychology: Top Tips to Success is being held in the Great Hall of Nottingham’s Trent Building on Friday 28 October 2011.

At the event leading female psychologists will talk about their career experiences and give advice on how to succeed.

Among them will be Professor Vicki Bruce, who is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, head of the School of Psychology at Newcastle University and President of the Experimental Psychology Society, and Professor Claire O’Malley, Dean of the Graduate School at the Nottingham.

To register for this event, send an email to Nicola Pitchford at the University of Nottingham giving your name, affiliation, and special dietary requirements. A fee of £20 will be charged to cover catering costs.