Advancing women in medical leadership

Mariam Mousa, Jacqueline A Boyle and Helena J Teede
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50475
Published online: 2 March 2020

In reply: We support the need for action to enable women to attain their career goals in medical leadership and agree with the observations of Learoyd and Holmes‐Walker. Research is providing emerging insights into the drivers of inequity, including challenges in capacity and perceived capability and credibility that continue to hinder women's career progression, even in largely female fields such as endocrinology.1,2

  • Mariam Mousa1
  • Jacqueline A Boyle1
  • Helena J Teede2

  • 1 Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University, Clayton, VIC
  • 2 Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, Monash University, Clayton, VIC



Mariam Mousa is funded by a Graduate Research Industry Partners scholarship from Monash University in partnership with Epworth Health. Helena Teede is a Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

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