Unconscious bias resources

I've been quite extensively involved in gender equality and topics like unconscious bias (also called implicit bias) in academia over the past years. I've collected some materials here that give an overview on the topic, as well as peer-reviewed studies displaying the scientific evidence for bias with regards to gender and race. Feel free to use these materials for reference or as a resource for your own activities.


A very comprehensive review on gender bias has been published by Prof. Jadranka Gvozdanovic, Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Thematic Group Gender, Rector’s Envoy for Gender Equality and Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Heidelberg, and Dr Katrien Maes, Deputy Secretary-General LERU. The review is entitled ``Implicit bias in academia: A challenge to the meritocratic principle and to women’s careers – And what to do about it''. I recommend reading this in detail! The review can be found here: https://www.leru.org/files/implicit-bias-in-academia-full-paper.pdf, and here's a local copy: review.

Peer-reviewed studies on bias in academia:

  • Racial and gender bias in professor's responses to student emails: Milkman, Akinola, and Chugh, Journal of Applied Psychology (2015) Nov; 100(6):1678-712, ssrn-id2063742.pdf

Link to the Harvard Implicit Associations Test (an anonymous self-test online tool):

Implicit Association Test

My slides that I use for workshops on unconscious bias:

Slides (pdf): unconscious_bias_poppenhaeger.pdf, libre office: unconscious_bias_poppenhaeger.odp

For my personal reference:

Results from the Harvard Implicit Association test at Queen's University Belfast: Unconscious bias results, with responses from the attendees were collected through this survey form: http://go.qub.ac.uk/uncbias.

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