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Where are the female, BAME, non-western authors in systematic review methodology?

06 July 2016, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

BAME Authors

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Seminar room, 18 Woburn Square, London WC1H 0NR

This seminar invites you to reflect on the value and meaning of a diverse authorship in the field of systematic review methodology.


Karen Schucan Bird, Mahmoud Arif

The seminar seeks to provoke debate about the diversity of our field, the value of marginalised voices and the meaning of fair representation in this context. What is missing from the curriculum and our learning experience if particular demographic groups are absent from the reading list? What are the implications for our teaching and research?

In the drive towards evidence-based policy, such reviews are playing an increasingly important role in government decision-making. Yet, there is limited analysis of the authorship/ knowledge producers of these reviews or the methodological papers upon which they are based. The seminar highlights the absence of BAME and non-Western authors.

This project is funded by the UCL `Liberate the Curriculum' collaboration which aims to challenge the current Euro-centric, white-hegemonic, male-dominated curriculum. 

This event is free and open to all.

Please contact Mary Sawtell: m.sawtell@ucl.ac.uk