Gender equity in Australian universities

Summary

This team of researchers have produced a report for the UAEW Group on the state of gender equity in Australian universities.

The major source of research from which it draws is the Work and Careers in Australian Universities Survey, conducted as part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (LP0991191), entitled "Work and careers in Australian universities", which was completed in 2013. This report, however, digs deeper into the aforementioned data, alongside that from the Department of Industry as it relates to the higher education sector, in order to provide a contemporary picture of the pattern of university employment.

The team specifically focussed on the characteristics of academic and professional (or non–academic) staffs’ career aspirations, access to support, their working environments, and the link between family and work and career progression. Issues faced by women in senior management positions have additionally be explored, as have the implications of gender on job security and longevity in the sector.

Funded by Universities Australia Executive Women (UAEW) Group (2013–2016)

Chief investigators

  • Professor Glenda Strachan (Griffith University, Australia) - g.strachan@griffith.edu.au
  • Professor David Peetz (Griffith University, Australia) - d.peetz@griffith.edu.au
  • Professor Gillian Whitehouse (UQ, Australia)
  • Associate Professor Janis Bailey (Griffith University, Australia)
  • Dr Kaye Broadbent (formerly of Griffith University, Australia)
  • Michelle Nesic (UQ, Australia)
  • Dr Carolyn Troup (Griffith University, Australia)
  • Dr Robyn May (formerly of Griffith University, Australia)

Research fellows

  • Michelle Nesic (UQ, Australia)
  • Dr Carolyn Troup (Griffith University, Australia)

PhD candidate

  • Dr Robyn May (formerly of Griffith University, Australia)

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