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Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable

Fernando, Benjamin; Giles, Sam; Jackson, Christopher; Lawrence, Anya; Raji, Munira; Williams, Rebecca; Barclay, Jenni; Brotherson, Louisa; Childs, Ethny; Houghton, Jacqueline; Khatwa, Anjana; Newton, Alicia; Mills, Keely; Rockey, Francisca; Rogers, Steven; Souch, Catherine; Dowey, Natasha

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Benjamin Fernando

Sam Giles

Christopher Jackson

Anya Lawrence

Munira Raji

Rebecca Williams

Jenni Barclay

Louisa Brotherson

Ethny Childs

Jacqueline Houghton

Anjana Khatwa

Alicia Newton

Keely Mills

Francisca Rockey

Catherine Souch

Natasha Dowey


Admission to doctoral study is a crucial step in the academic pipeline, but discriminatory procedures can disproportionately impact students from ethnic minority backgrounds. We show how these policies contribute to inequity in the geosciences and propose strategies for change.


Fernando, B., Giles, S., Jackson, C., Lawrence, A., Raji, M., Williams, R., …Dowey, N. (2023). Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable. Nature Geoscience, 16(8), 658-660.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 3, 2023
Online Publication Date Aug 3, 2023
Publication Date 2023-08
Deposit Date Sep 27, 2023
Publicly Available Date Oct 2, 2023
Print ISSN 1752-0894
Electronic ISSN 1752-0908
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 8
Pages 658-660
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