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:
Assoc.Prof. Candice Harris, Dr. Sabina Jaeger, Assoc. Prof. Romie Littrell, Barbara Myers, Assoc. Prof. Edwina Pio, Dr Katherine Ravenswood, Dr. Irene Ryan, Julie Douglas, Dr Lynette Reid (Faculty of Culture and Society), Assoc. Prof. Lynne Giddings (Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences), Shelagh Mooney (School of Hospitality and Tourism), Vivienne Hogan (Faculty of Culture and Society). 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 in 2013:
Scholarships are listed here.
Current Research Projects include:
Experiences of women lawyers in senior positions in large legal firms (2012-13). Research commissioned by the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association to investigate the reasons for the scarcity of women in senior positions in law firms. This is a two phase project including survey and interview research. Researchers on this project include Judith Pringle, Candice Harris, Lynne Giddings, Sabine Jaeger, Katherine Ravenswood and Irene Ryan.
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 further details of research projects, click here.
For any queries, please contact Professor Judith Pringle.