Gender Equity Metrics

The college has made a commitment to regularly report on gender metrics, to ensure there remains a focus on where the balance lies both today, and into the future. 

We discovered that, while there is a disparity in representation at a leadership level and on committees, this is representative of the gender ratio in current fellowship numbers. However this is changing with the exponential rise in the number of female trainees.

Female representation in leadership roles such as supervisors of training and heads of department has increased in the last twelve months, giving woman more of a voice in anaesthesia. In order to bring about change, there needs to be consideration given not only to percentage of training numbers, but how this can translate to greater and more equal opportunities throughout a fellow’s career cycle.  




In 2018, over one hundred and fifty fellows retired. Eighty one per cent were men. With numbers of women trainees on the rise, gender equity seems more in reach. However it could still be many years for the imbalance to be near parity.




The number of women leading research grant project has increased by nine percent since 2017. The college actively encourages women to undertake research projects, and we will be releasing an action plan shortly that will outline how we intend to support this.

This information has been derived from data sourced from the ANZCA and FPM database held by the college. All data is inclusive of Australia and New Zealand fellows, trainees and SIMGs.

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