Provider: Physorg
Categories: Science

Survey finds bullying and harassment systemic in astronomy and geophysics

Results from a new survey of astronomers and
geophysicists show that these sciences have a systemic bullying
problem; one that is disproportionately worse for women and those
from minority groups. In a survey carried out by the Royal
Astronomical Society (RAS) last year of over 650 people in the
field, 44% of respondents had suffered bullying and harassment in
the workplace within the preceding 12 months. Aine O’Brien, RAS
Diversity Officer, will present the key results in a talk at the
virtual National Astronomy Meeting on Thursday 22