Elsevier Report Briefing: Gender in the Global Research Landscape

Wednesday 28th March, 12:30-13:30, Assembly Room, Cardiff City Hall 

Presentation by Rachel Herbert, Senior Market Intelligence Manager, Elsevier 

Critical issues related to gender disparity and bias must be examined by sound studies. Drawing upon its high-quality global data sources and analytical expertise, Elsevier produced a comprehensive report, Gender in the Global Research Landscape, that provided an evidence-based examination of research performance through a gender lens and a vehicle for understanding the role of gender within the structure of the global research enterprise. The public report covers 20 years, 12 geographical areas and 27 subject areas, providing powerful insight and guidance on gender research and gender-equality policy for governments, funders and institutions worldwide. The report includes comparisons among the full range of research disciplines, from arts and humanities to STEM. This presentation of the report findings will focus on UK research within the global landscape.

Rachel Herbert is Senior Market Intelligence Manager in Elsevier's Strategy unit and specializes in scientometrics (the scientific qualification and analysis of science). She studies scientific research through the lenses of publication and citation trends, with a focus on the information flows that construct and change research disciplines and a view to enabling a deeper understanding of how journals and disciplines relate to one another. Rachel has worked within academic publishing for ten years and was one of the authors and analysts of Elsevier’s Gender Report.


Lunch will be provided for attendees.