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Gender and Diversity Research Group Submission on the Draft Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill

On behalf of the Gender and Diversity Research Group at AUT, Dr Katherine Ravenswood and Dr Julie Douglas have made a submission on the Bill, calling for greater consideration of the situation of women and their struggle for equal and equitable pay and work.

The full submission can be accessed in PDF form here:

Download the full submission from the Gender and Diversity Research Group on the Draft Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill

We build innovative quality research and lead discussions addressing gender and diversity issues within the community, at a national and international level. The Gender and Diversity Research Group was formed in 2007 with the aim of establishing a network of researchers within (and beyond) AUT University who share an interest in gender and diversity.


We initiate socially relevant research and engage in high quality consultancy and research for organisations. We bring together a range of interdisciplinary researchers to investigate and support research in the following areas:
  • Significance of the body in the workplace
  • Gender equity in organisations
  • Analysis of heteronormativity in organisational cultures and practices
  • Workplace access issues
  • Effects of the intersections of identities including ethnicity, migration experiences, religion, gender and class in the workplace
  • Exploration and impact of men and masculinities in specific settings, such as sport
  • Mapping workforce inequality for youth and those classified as older workers
  • How diverse worldviews inform methodologies
  • New ways of thinking about careers.
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Postgraduate research

Our members are available to supervise postgraduate students and we aim to encourage student research into related topics.

Scholarship recipients for 2016
  • Nilam Baniya Badu
  • Kakala Vainikolo
Scholarship opportunities


The group holds regular events to highlight gender and diversity research at AUT and internationally.

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Last updated: 11-May-2017 2.19pm

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