Preprint Article Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

Diversity and Career Progression in Dental School Staff in the UK and Ireland

Version 1 : Received: 7 November 2021 / Approved: 8 November 2021 / Online: 8 November 2021 (13:40:53 CET)

How to cite: Shazada, K.; Freeman, Z.; Fathi, H.; Waterhouse, P.; Penlington, C. Diversity and Career Progression in Dental School Staff in the UK and Ireland. Preprints 2021, 2021110147 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202111.0147.v1). Shazada, K.; Freeman, Z.; Fathi, H.; Waterhouse, P.; Penlington, C. Diversity and Career Progression in Dental School Staff in the UK and Ireland. Preprints 2021, 2021110147 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202111.0147.v1).

Abstract

IntroductionDiversity is known to be important but diversity of staff working in dental schools in the UK and Ireland is low in comparison with the dental profession and the overall population. AimsTo provide a detailed snapshot of the diversity of dental academic staff in 2021 including staff working in academic and clinical roles.MethodsAn online survey was circulated to dental schools by Dental Schools Council. Questions included dates of graduation and key career milestones, demographics and indicators of esteem. Free text questions were also included.ResultsThere was a high degree of variability in dental academic careers which made direct comparisons difficult. Neither gender nor race appeared to be associated with a faster career progression. Females and those of racialised minority were less represented at the most senior grades. For those who had completed specialty training, racialised minority staff were far less likely to be working at consultant grade than their White equivalents.ConclusionThere are differences in career progression between staff in dental schools. The high amount of individual variability makes these difficult to quantify except at the most senior positions. Qualitative information is needed to contextualise the results and provide additional information.

Keywords

Diversity; Equality; Dental Education; Career Progression; Higher Education

Comments (0)

We encourage comments and feedback from a broad range of readers. See criteria for comments and our diversity statement.

Leave a public comment
Send a private comment to the author(s)
Views 0
Downloads 0
Comments 0
Metrics 0


×
Alerts
Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.
We use cookies on our website to ensure you get the best experience.
Read more about our cookies here.