Michael Rennie, writing from a department where just one in five academic staff is female, believes that higher salaries and time will solve gender imbalance in science (Letters, THES , December 6).
Our research shows that departmental culture and inflexibility are greater barriers to women's progression than money. Why wait till attitudes change? The best university departments tackle gender problems now - through innovative human resource policies.
Andy Boddington and Trudy Coe