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Gender equity: Overview

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians interested in the locating resources relevant to gender equity, including those resources available through the ANZCA library.


On behalf of the GESC, fellows Dr Claire Stewart, Dr Natalie Purcell, Dr Jane Carter, Dr Greta Pearce, Dr Maryanne Balkin and Dr Kara Allen have had the quantitative results from the gender survey run in October 2022 published in the journal of Association of Anaesthetists article - Still a ‘boys’ club': a qualitative analysis of how gender affects a career in anaesthesia in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand [1] and mention in the editorial [2].

Qualitative results Does gender still matter in the pursuit of a career in anaesthesia? [3] was published in November 2023.

This follows on from the first iteration of the survey which was run by Dr Diana Khursandi on behalf of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists in 1993 with associated journal article [4], and the second by Drs. Catherine Ashes and Natalie Smith in 2010.

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Inclusion & diversity at ANZCA

For more information about gender equity, including links to information about the Gender Equity Sub-committee, please visit the Inclusion and diversity page on the ANZCA website.

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