Upcoming Gender Diversity Survey

Gender Diversity Survey 

MTTA are please to advise that a joint research project for MTAA in partnership with the University of Newcastle is about to commence.

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.

There are two phases of the Project:

Phase 1:   Preparing the Ethics requirements application for the University approval. Qualitative, this involves the University team undertaking a comprehensive literature review, which has commenced. Interviews: The focus of the interviews is to assist the Research Team identify what are the key opportunities and barriers to assist them in developing the actual Survey. The research team will be undertaking interviews via phone or face to face with Companies and staff expecting to start towards end of October and through November.  Interviews are expected to be approximately 45 minutes.  They are hoping to interview at least 25 -30 people.  As part of the ethics requirement all information supplied by individuals and companies will remain confidential and will not be shared.

We will be contacting companies and attendees of the original Diversity Workshop that was held in 2018 which enabled the WiMT Diversity White Paper, as well as companies and individuals who have been nominated for the Annual WiMT Awards for the past 3 years.  Once the interviews are completed they will undertake a full analysis of the information supplied to assist them in developing the actual Survey.

Phase 2:  Quantitative – Survey Development, Survey distributed to all MTAA Member companies.  This is expected to be undertaken within first half of 2020 and Survey Analysis, report and manuscript preparation.

If you are interested in participating in the research program please contact Katherine Purcell, HR Advisor & Mentoring Program Coordinator kpurcell@mtaa.org.au.