In this week's podcast, we chat to Lizzie Gadd and explore how bibliometrics, citations and rankings can impact on the diversity of research and the research environment. Lizzie chairs the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Research Evaluation Working Group. The group has recently examined the role of bibliometrics in the global research environment and has recently published a Rating the Rankers report, more details of which can be found here. The report and other research highlight the challenges and problems of higher education rankings, citations and what it means for diversity within the wider research landscape. In this chat, we discuss whether the current system is an obstacle for achieving diversity in research? We discuss solutions and how we can make changes to ensure diversity can be achieved. It is a fascinating chat, everyone involved in any way with higher education research should listen. There is a huge amount to reflect on.
To know more about Lizzie's work and potential solutions do check out the following resources:
Lizzie's personal webpage
The SCOPE Process
Thanks for all the engagement and support from our listeners this year. We have enjoyed the range of topics we have covered and look forward to what 2021 brings. We hope you all have an enjoyable Christmas and we look forward to bringing you a new episode in early January. Keep an eye out for it!