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Gender and Diversity Research

In the research area "Gender and Diversity" we investigate gender and diversity-sensitive ways of approaching good scientific practice and health care. Our work is focused on the following questions:

  • How can we identify gender and diversity in research to fill the existing data gaps?
  • Which interventions are effective to promote diversity and reduce discrimination?

Head of Gender and Diversity research

Prof. Dr. Gertraud (Turu) Stadler

Director - Institute Gender in Medicine (GiM)

CVK: Campus Virchow-Klinikum

Foto: Isabel Machado Rios
Dr. med. Pichit Buspavanich

Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, Head of junior research group

CVK: Campus Virchow-Klinikum

Current Projects


The Diversity and Gender Equality Network (DiGENet) is a long term expert network that aims to bring together diversity researchers from the Berlin area.
DiGENet will break new ground with the systematic integration of equality with diversity, the emphasis on practice and the dual goal of organisational change (fix the institution) and long-term structural change (fix the system).

The Berlin University Alliance
DiGENet emerges from the Berlin University Alliance (BUA). The BUA is an excellence alliance funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the State of Berlin as part of the federal and state excellence strategy. The alliance of the four major Berlin universities - Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité Universitätsmedizin - aims to establish long-term cooperation between Berlin institutions. This provides Berlin with an extraordinary opportunity to advance joint initiatives on diversity and gender equality in research, teaching and structures, which BUA explicitly proclaims as a goal.

Project duration: 27.10.2020-30-09.2024

Funding: Berlin University Alliance (BUA)

Steering Committe 6:: Prof. Dr. Gertraud (Turu) Stadler (Charité), Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke (Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Ulrike Vedder (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Sabine Hark (Technische Universität Berlin)

Cooperation partner: Berlin University Alliance (BUA)

Contact: digenetbua(at)

Diversity Minimal Item Set (DiMIS)

The aim is to develop and test a short comprehensive survey instrument for diversity.

Project duration: 01.08.2020-31.12.2021

Funding: Berlin University Alliance (BUA), Gender in Medicine (GIM)

Principle Investigator: Prof. Gertraud (Turu) Stadler


Detoxifying the workplace in cultural institutions

As part of the PhD programme "Good Work in a Transformative World" at the Social Science Research Center Berlin, this thesis aims to shed light on the structural conditions in the creative industries that may foster sexual harassment and violence. The main interest is on digital or technology-based sexual violence. Using a mixed-methods approach, the extent of the phenomenon as well as possible prevention measures will be investigated on a longitudinal basis.

Project duration: May 2021- May 2024

Funding: Hans Böckler Foundation

Head of project: Prof. Gertraud (Turu) Stadler



Charité Strengths

The study "Charité Strengths" aims to analyze the requirements and thereby to determine the status quo of the resources and needs of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The diversity of students and employees, positive and negative experiences and experiences of discrimination are collected in the form of a survey and help the intervention development. 

Duration: 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2023

Principle Investigators: Prof. Gertraud (Turu) Stadler, Dr. med. Pichit Buspavanich,