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Mr. Peter Lawrence A.

Member, Department of Zoology

University of Cambridge

HQ Phone: +44 1223 333986

Email: p***@***.uk

University of Cambridge

Downing Street

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3EH

United Kingdom

Company Description

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world, and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. It has a worldwide reputation for outstanding academic achievement and the high quality of research undertaken in a wide range of sci... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Researcher In the Zoology Department
Medical Research Council

Affiliations

Emeritus Scientist
LMB

Fellow
The Royal Society

Fellow
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Developmental Biologist
Cambridge Judge Business School

Education

Ph.D.

PhD

University of Cambridge

Web References (196 Total References)


Peter A. Lawrence of the ...

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Peter A. Lawrence of the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge has written a beautifully argued article, The Mismeasurement of Science.

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Lawrence argues eloquently a point that I too have been advocating for years. It is well known that, in spite of an increased proportion of women entering biomedical research as students, there has been little, if any, increase in the representation of women at the top. This causes much hand-wringing among university bureaucrats, who fail to notice that one reason for it is the very policies that they themselves advocate. Women, I suspect, are less willing to embrace the semi-dishonest means that are needed to advance in science. As Lawrence puts it
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It is interesting that Peter Lawrence is associated with the Laboratory for Molecular Biology, one of the most successful labs of all time.
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If that method were adopted, the Institution would pressurise its members to behave in precisely the same bad ways as Lawrence has described, in order to increase the aggregate score (see also http://www.dcscience.net/goodscience/?p=4 )
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The Mismeasurement of Science, by Peter Lawrence (who is one of the signatories of the [...]
10 What Vince Cable got wrong about research, what he got right, and what should be done // Sep 13, 2010 at 17:08
[...] still put up with a system that seems, at times, not much different from slavery. See, for example, The Mismeasurement of Science by Peter A. [...]
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Such numbers can be reached only by unethical behaviour, as described by Peter Lawrence in The Mismeasurement of Science.
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[...] should spend Christmas reading Peter Lawrence's wonderful essay on The Mismeasurement of Science.
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Peter Lawrence has set out the [...]
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Once again, I'm reminded of Peter Lawrence's essay, The Mismeasurement of Science. Speaking of the perverse incentives and over-competitiveness that has invaded academia, he [...]


Peter Lawrence (University ...

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Peter Lawrence (University of Cambridge, UK)


Society for Developmental Biology | Developmental Biology - Society for Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award

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2011: Peter A. Lawrence (University of Cambridge, UK)


Society for Developmental Biology | Developmental Biology - Society for Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award

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2011: Peter A. Lawrence (University of Cambridge, UK)


Peter Lawrence and Tom Sanders ...

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Peter Lawrence and Tom Sanders discuss scientific life after 65

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Although mandatory retirement was phased out in the United Kingdom in 2011, its effects can still be felt, says Peter Lawrence, 73, a developmental biologist at the University of Cambridge and an outspoken opponent of age discrimination.

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