UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


VIRTUAL EVENT: Women in Medicine and the Gender Pay Gap

05 March 2024, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Event poster featuring Prof Jane Dacre's photo

Professor Dame Jane Dacre will talk about gender pay inequality in the medical field.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Emiliana Di Donna & Dr Zahra Mohri – Faculty of Medical Sciences

UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences Public Lecture in March celebrates International Women's Day with a talk about gender pay inequality in the medical field.

Women have been working in medicine for over 100 years now, but are still under-represented at the top of the profession. This is a reflection of the place women play in society. Women have struggled to reach equality of both status and pay. Work commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care in England, and published in 2020 has defined what is now well known as the Gender Pay Gap. The gap in medicine is large for a single professional group. Work is underway to identify the contributors to the Gender Pay Gap, and to bring it down. This is an issue for women, but also for everyone, as the number of women in the medical workforce has been increasing, and women are already in the majority in several medical specialties. Pay gaps are a measure of inequality in society, and need to be addressed to reduce inequality.

This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with our speaker Professor Dame Jane Dacre.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #FMSLectures


This event will take place online. A link to the event will be sent to you prior to the event start time.

Live captioning is available for this event.

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About the Speaker

Professor Dame Jane Dacre

Emeritus Professor of Medical Education

Jane Dacre's photo

Professor Dame Jane Dacre DBE, MD, FRCP

Dame Jane is a recognised leader in medicine. She is Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, the former Director of UCL Medical School and honorary consultant physician and rheumatologist, at Whittington Health in London. She is the President of the Medical Protection Society and a specialist advisor to parliament on the Health and Social Care Committee, chairing their Expert Panel which evaluates Government pledges. She is past president of the Royal College of Physicians and was also vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, medical director of MRCPUK examination, academic vice president of the RCP and a GMC council member. Her research is in medical education focussing on assessment and equality, especially in relation to women.

She was the lead for the Department of Health and Social Care review of the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine, with Professor Carol Woodhams from Surrey University Business School. This review ‘Mend the Gap: The Independent Review into Gender Pay Gaps in Medicine in England’ was published in December 2020. She now chairs the gender pay gap implementation advisory group. Recently, she has been Co-Chair of the Commission on Pharmacy Professional Leadership, and chaired a review of the Prescribing Safety Assessment for the Medical Schools Council and the British Pharmacological Association.