Change of Heart – Career Intentions and the Chemistry PhD
November 2008 – Royal Society of Chemistry and Economic and Social Research Council
The research project involved a survey of doctoral chemistry students' career intentions. The focus of the survey was wide-ranging, generally seeking to gauge career intentions and provide an indication of future career trajectories. This report summarises the findings of the survey relating specifically to the issue of female attrition from chemistry at the post-doctoral stage.
The Royal Society of Chemistry sponsored an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Collaborative Award in Science and Technology (CASE) studentship to carry out this work.