The Group won the 2011 AUT Vice Chancellor's Emerging Research Team Award. We are known for innovative quality research and for leading discussions on gender and diversity issues within the community, at a national and international level. We initiate socially relevant research and engage in high quality consultancy and research for organisations.
Core members include:
Dr Julie Douglas, Assoc. Prof. Candice Harris, Assoc. Prof. Romie Littrell, Barbara Myers, Professor Edwina Pio, Dr Katherine Ravenswood, Dr Irene Ryan, Assoc. Prof. Lynne Giddings (Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences), Dr Shelagh Mooney (School of Hospitality and Tourism), Dr Pani Farvid (Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences), Dr Nicola Naismith (Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies), Professor Eleanor Holroyd (Nursing). The coordinator is Professor Judith Pringle.
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
Scholarships are listed here.
Wednesday, 9 November: 'Hard Candy: Women in trade unions Approaches to historical research'. Cathy Brigden (RMIT) will speak on her research into women trade unionists in Victoria in the early to mid-twentieth century and David Verran (Auckland Libraries) will speak about the challenges and opportunities of doing historical research on unions in New Zealand. Click here for further information including abstracts. Please RSVP using this link: http://womenintradeunions.app.rsvpify.com/
Recent Events include:
'Gender and diversity research: Critical perspectives'. Held on 4 May 2016, this one day seminar presented papers which discussed issues related to gender and diversity research from critical perspectives.
Four members of the group (along with international colleagues) convened a stream 'Methodologies: extending gender and organization scholarship' at the 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, 29th June-1st July, 2016 at Keele University, UK.
Gender and diversity research: Critical perspectives. Held on 4 May 2016, this one day seminar presented papers which discussed issues related to gender and diversity research from critical perspectives. Speakers included Post-graduate, PhD, and early career researchers, as well as a keynote given by Emeritus Professor Glenda Strachan of Griffith University, Queensland. Topics varied from the gender make up of corporate boards, to constructions of the transsexual 'Other' in Bangladesh, to representations of (hetero)romantic love in the movie Twilight.
Recent Research Projects include:
Women’s career progression Auckland law firms: Views from the top, views for below. This research commissioned (2012-2013) by the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association to investigate the reasons for the scarcity of women at senior levels of the large law firms. This is a three phase project including survey and interview research of those women and men who are not yet partners, women partners and managing partners/CEOs. Researchers on this project include: Judith Pringle, Lynne Giddings, Candice Harris, Sabina Jaeger, Sally Lin, Katherine Ravenswood and Irene Ryan. Read the report.
Ethnicities in Universities Study (2009- 2014).This three phase research project explores the lived-in and lived-through experiences of ‘ethnic university staff’ or those who identify with NZ ethnic groupings (census 2006) of Maori, Pasifika peoples, Asians and MELAA (Middle Eastern, Latin American, African). Researchers are from across the University: Faculty of Business and Law, Equity Policy Advisor, Equity and Diversity Planning Coordinator.
Two group members have received Marsden grants:
For any queries, please contact Professor Judith Pringle.
Last updated: 26-Oct-2016 4.03pm
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