Diversity Survey

Diversity survey 

Opportunity to participate in the University of Newcastle and MTAA joint research project.  Seeking additional companies to participate in Phase 1, Interviews. This project supports a key goal of the WiMT Committee.

The aims of the project are:

  1. To understand the barriers and enables of gender equality in MedTech.
  2. To understand the practices that support gender equality in MedTech.
  3. To provide sector specific guidance regarding the practices and strategies that support gender equality in MedTech organisations irrespective of size.


Phase 1: Prepare the ethical requirements for University approval

Qualitative: this involves the University team undertaking a comprehensive literature review.

Interviews: The focus of the interviews is to assist the Research Team to identify the key opportunities and barriers to developing the Survey. The research team will be undertaking interviews via phone or face to face with companies and staff starting in January 2020. Interviews are expected to be approximately 30-45 minutes.

Note: As part of the ethics requirement, all information supplied by individuals and companies will remain confidential and will not be shared.

Phase 2: Survey development

Quantitative: The Survey will be distributed to all MTAA member companies with analysis, reporting and manuscript preparation included.


Participate in the survey

If your organisation is interested in participating please contact Karen McNeil, Research Associate, Karen.McNeil@newcastle.edu.au or Katherine Purcell, HR Advisor, MTAA Kpurcell@mtaa.org.au.



2018 Report on the current practices to promote gender diversity

The ‘Women in MedTech’ initiative launched by the MTAA Board aims to lead the debate and promote the benefits of gender diversity in the workplace and within the MedTech sector. The White Paper has been developed to support current practice within the industry.