Report: Women in Philosophy in the UK

Women in Philosophy in the UK is a report published in September 2011 by Helen Beebee and Jenny Saul on behalf of the BPA/SWIP-UK Committee for Women in Philosophy.

Click here to view the report.

The report contains, amongst other things, statistical information on the representation of women in philosophy in the UK at different career stages (from undergraduate to professor); a brief description of some barriers to women in philosophy, including the well-studied psychological phenomena of implicit bias and stereotype threat, and a list of recommendations that individual staff, students and institutions can follow in order to improve the current situation.

There is anecdotal evidence that many of these recommendations are being pursued by individuals and departments across the UK. We plan to follow up in due course on the actions that have been taken and the effects they have had.