Women in academic medicine

The WAM (women in academic medicine) group was established to celebrate and promote the role of women in academic medicine. Find out more about our priorities and members.

Location: UK
Audience: Medical academics
Updated: Monday 7 September 2020
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The WAM (women in academic medicine) group was established to consider how best to tackle the relative lack of women in academic medicine compared with medicine generally, and the apparent lack of comparable career progression.


Our priorities

WAM's objectives are to identify actions that would enhance the position of women in academic medicine and to advise the MASC (medical academics staff committee) on any actions that it, or the wider BMA, should be taking to support this goal.

The group came about following the recommendations of the Women in Academic Medicine report, prepared by MASC and the BMA's health policy and economic research unit.

This was followed by further reports, which WAM monitors progress on, and topics including the gender pay gap in academic medicine.



Our people

Chair: Dr Carmen Soto

Dr Marcia Schofield
Dr Mary Anne Burrow
Professor Peter Dangerfield
Dr Mary Jane Platt
Professor Michael Rees
Dr Fizzah Ali
Dr Charlotte Barker
Dr Roxanne Keynejad
Dr Mary McCarthy
Dr Sarah Mills
Dr Beryl De Souza
Dr Nuthana Bhayankaram



This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about WAM, please contact [email protected].