Investigating the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine in the UK

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Cardiff Business School


In 2017, the U.K. became one of the first countries to require employers to report the gender pay gap (GPG hereinafter) (Else, 2018). The ONS (2019) reports the GPG among full-time employees in the U.K. currently stands at 8.9%. The GPG among total U.K. employees has declined from 17.8% in 2018 to 17.3% in 2019. However, in the public sector the GPG has increased from 16% in 2018 to 16.7% in 2019 (Financial Times, 2019). In the OME's business plan for 2017-2020, one of the aims is to understand the GPG in the public sector, an insight provided by the recent OME's report by Jones and Kaya (2019). In the report it was found that the GPG in the DDRB is of 20%, higher than any of the other eight PRB's considered by the OME. Such evidence suggests that further investigation of the GPG in the PRBs is relevant and necessary in the process of tackling gender discrimination.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2434089 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2024 Julia Diniz