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Female researchers more likely to be bullied, less likely to report it


Vitae culture report finds women are less familiar with their institution’s reporting process

Female researchers are more likely than men to have felt bullied or harassed at work, but they feel less comfortable reporting those incidents to their institution, according to a survey.

The Vitae Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research survey found that 22 per cent of female research staff have felt bullied or harassed at work, compared with 13 per cent of their male peers. Among other academic staff, the proportions were 26 and 20 per cent respectively.

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