BCSWomen needed for Birmingham University study on gender diversity
14 January 2016
I’m Dr Etlyn Kenny from the Business School at the University of Birmingham. I am working with my colleague, Dr Rory Donnelly, on a research project on gender and the working lives of female IT professionals.
We are looking to interview women who have worked in the IT industry for at least a year to hear about their experiences and the extent to which they feel their gender is relevant to their career in IT. The interviews will be confidential and the data anonymised.
I can be flexible about how and where interviews take place. The research is sponsored by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust and the results of the study will be used to increase understanding of how to improve gender diversity within the sector.
The attached flyer provides a few details of the study and how to get in touch. I would be grateful if you could circulate it to anyone you feel might be interested in participating in this study. If you have any questions or think you might wish to participate, please feel free to get in touch with me without obligation.
Dr Etlyn Kenny
Lecturer in HRM & OB
Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Road
Opportunity to participate in a study on women and the IT profession
- Are you a female UK-based IT professional?
- Have you currently or previously worked in a role that involves the analysis, design, implementation, operation, maintenance or security of a system or product (software or hardware) for an internal or an external client?*
- Do you have at least 12 month of experience of this type of work?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of these questions then I would be very interested in hearing from you for a study I am conducting on gender and female IT professionals.
My name is Dr Etlyn Kenny and I am from the Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham. I am conducting confidential research interviews with female IT professionals from across the UK about how and when their gender is relevant to their working lives.
If you think you might wish to participate or you would like to hear more about this study then please contact me, without obligation, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can be flexible about how and where interviews take place.
*Example roles include: Systems Analyst, Technical Architect, Information Security Professional, Programmer, Software Engineer, Tester, User Experience Designer, Network Engineer, Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, Web Ops Engineer, Dev Ops Engineer, etc.
This research is funded by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.
This research project has ethical approval from the University of Birmingham Research Ethics Committee.