Women with disabilities ‘underestimated’ as battle for equality in science careers heats up

In 2022, people with disabilities made up just 6.3 per cent of university enrolments in Australia, and only 1.2 per cent had a profound disability. Of those, only a handful studied science.

Geologist and lecturer Melanie Finch believes the lack of inclusion in geoscience is an attitude problem rather than a lack of opportunities for disabled academics.

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Topics:
Education, Training, Early Intervention, Employment

Author:
Eleanor Beidatsch

Source:
ABC News

Date published:
Sun 24th Jul, 2022