Chryssi Giannitsarou is a Reader in macroeconomics and finance at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cambridge, and a Research Fellow of Centre for Economic Policy Research CEPR). She has recently become interested in the gender gap of academic economists, and is part of the team of Project CAPER (Covid-19 and Academic Productivity in Economic Research) which tracks research output in economics in order to quantify the effects of the pandemic containment measures on economists’ research productivity by gender and seniority.
Dr Ioana Latu is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. She obtained her PhD in Social Psychology at Georgia State University, USA in 2010. Before joining Queen’s in 2016, she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University, USA and a Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Ioana’s research focuses on understanding and reducing intergroup biases, with a specific focus on gender biases in organisational and academic contexts. She is particularly interested in analysing the interpersonal mechanism through which women are negatively influenced by existing implicit and explicit gender stereotypes in actual social interactions such as job interviews and negotiations. Her current research, funded by an EPSRC Inclusion Matters grant, seeks to understand and reduce potentially negative attitudes towards gender equality initiatives in STEM fields. Ioana is a SWAN Champion in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast, a School which renewed its gold award in 2017. She also teaches Psychology of Gender at the undergraduate level.