Solving societal problems by fostering gender equality in the educational, research, and innovation functions of HEIs

About this video

Dr Sarrico explains the results from the OECD study on the conditions of science careers experienced by women and the resulting recommendations for addressing the obstacles created by inequalities within academic structures, which result in the loss of valuable scientific talent from the knowledge system in the time of the greatest societal need for best scientific understanding and solutions to current socio-economic and environmental challenges. The OECD identifies several enabling levers: regulatory, funding, information, organisational to make progress in the future, which require close cooperation between the relevant actors.

About the presenter

Cláudia S. Sarrico

Project manager of the project on Reducing the Precarity of Research Careers of the Global Science Forum at the OECD. 

Cláudia S. Sarrico is currently the project manager of the project on Reducing the Precarity of Research Careers of the Global Science Forum at the OECD. She was a lead analyst of Resourcing Higher Education, the project manager of the School Resources Review, and the lead analyst of Benchmarking Higher Education System Performance. Previously, she was an associate professor at ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, and a senior researcher at the Centre for Research on Higher Education Policies. In 2014/15, she was a visiting fellow of the Warwick Business School. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Aveiro (Erasmus Scholarship at Université de Lyon III, France and Commett Scholarship at Universität Freiburg, Germany), and PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from Warwick Business School. She has served as an advisor to the Board of Portuguese Research Funding Council (FCT), an advisor in the Office of Studies and Analysis of the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, and worked as an assistant professor at the University of Aveiro. She was also a consultant in the operational and statistical research group at Royal Mail Consulting and a scientist at the Supply Chain Management Unit of Unilever Research. She did her final degree project at FhG-ISE, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany.