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Dr Caitlin Schmid

Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Gender equality (SDG 5)
  • Women
  • Policy


Caitlin Schmid is a Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership working on projects related to the research streams Gender Equality at Work, and Gender and Data.

She is currently working on the development of a UK sub-national gender equality index. She has conducted research on gender differences in flexible working patterns and career progression and collaborated on the gender pay gap reporting project "Bridging the gap? An analysis of gender pay gap reporting in six countries", funded by the UN Foundation.

Caitlin completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Manchester, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council with an Advanced Quantitative Methods stipend. Her thesis examined the construction and policy uses of gender equality indices, with a particular interest in measurements of unpaid work. She completed her MSc in Sociology: Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies at the University of Amsterdam and was awarded the 2017 National Prize for Best Social Science Master Thesis in Gender and Sexuality Studies by the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality. Caitlin holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Zurich.