The group aims to:

  1. Disseminate research through publication and seminar/conference presentations;
  2. Disseminate research outcomes to the local community through various means including web page, AUT communications team, the media;
  3. Encourage and support new and emerging researchers involved in gender and diversity research by coaching and mentoring by more experienced researchers;
  4. Provide leadership for the sub-discipline locally and internationally through seminars, proposing and convening conference streams, and joint publications of research;
  5. Create a forum for the advanced examination of gender and diversity scholarship through focused workshops;
  6. Initiate socially relevant research that matters;
  7. Tender for and consult for organisations to carry out contracted research within the area of gender and diversity in organisations.

Recent research

Some of the contributions made by members of the Gender and Diversity Group are listed here. This doesn't include many of the papers presented at discipline specific and interdisciplinary conferences over 2017.

Academic journal articles 2017

  • Davies, S. (2017). “Skins of Morality: Bio-borders, Ephemeral Citizenship and Policing Women in Indonesia”, Asian Studies Review. Available at:
  • Sharyn Graham Davies, Judy McGregor, Judith K. Pringle & Lynne Giddings (2017), ‘Rationalizing pay inequity: women engineers, pervasive patriarchy and the neoliberal chimera’, Journal of Gender Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1284048 Vol. 5 Issue: 2, pp.158-173.
  • Harris, C., Myers, B., & Ravenswood, K. (2017). Academic careers and parenting: Identity, performance and surveillance. Studies in Higher Education, doi: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1396584
  • JK Pringle, S Davies, L Giddings, J McGregor 2017, ‘Gender pay equity and wellbeing: an intersectional study of engineering and caring occupations,’ New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 29-45.
  • J McGregor, S Davies, L Giddings and JK Pringle 2017, ‘Pursuing equal pay: the perspectives of female engineers and potential policy interventions’, Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 3-21, doi: 10.1177/0022185616659677.
  • Montayre, J., Montayre J., Holroyd, E. (2017). The global Filipino nurse: An integrative review of Filipino nurses’ work experiences. Journal of Nursing Management. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12552
  • Montayre, J., Neville, S., & Holroyd, E. (2017) Moving backwards, moving forward: The experiences of older Filipino migrants adjusting to life in New Zealand, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 12(1), 1347011, DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2017.1347011.
  • Mooney, S. (2017). The hidden power of memory-work for hospitality and tourism researchers.
  • Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 33, 142-147. doi:10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.09.010
  • Mooney, S., Schanzel, H., & Poulston, J. (2017). Illuminating the blind spots. Hospitality and Society, 7(2), 105-113. doi:10.1386/hosp.7.2.105_2
  • Mooney, S., Ryan, I., & Harris, C. (2017). The intersections of gender with age and ethnicity in hotel careers: Still the same old privileges? Gender, Work and Organization, 24(4), 360-375. doi:10.1111/gwao.12169
  • Myers, B., Kerr Inkson, K. &  Pringle, J.K. (2017) "Self-initiated expatriation (SIE) by older women: an exploratory study", Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research
  • Myers, B., & Douglas, J. (2017). Older women: Employment and wellbeing in later life. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 42(3), 7-28. Retrieved from
  • Pringle, J., Harris, C., Ravenswood, K., Giddings, L., Ryan, I. & Jaegar, S. (2017). Women's career progression in law firms: Views from the top, views from below. Gender, Work & Organisation, 24 (4), 435 – 449.
  • Ramsay, S.C., Montayre, J., Egli V., & Holroyd, E. (2017) Migrant caregiving for family members with mild cognitive impairment: An ethnographic study, Contemporary Nurse, 53(3), 322-334, DOI:
  • 10.1080/10376178.2017.1346480
  • Ravenswood, K., Harris, C. & Wrapson, W. (2017). Gender and Wellbeing at Work. The New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 42 (3), 1 – 6.
  • Ravenswood, K. (2017). Gender and class in Aotearoa/New Zealand work/care regimes. Womens Studies Journal, 31(1), 108-109.
  • Strauss, P., & Mooney, S. (2017). Assessment for learning: capturing the interest of diverse students on an academic writing module in postgraduate vocational education. Teaching in Higher Education, 22 (3), 288-303. doi:10.1080/13562517.2016.1248389
  • Farvid, P. (2017). The politics of sex work in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific: Tensions, debates and future directions. Women's Studies Journal, 31(2), 27-34.
  • Henry, M. & Farvid, P. (2017). ‘Always hot, always live’: Computer-mediated sex work in the era of ‘camming’. Women's Studies Journal, 31(2), 113-128.*
  • Sniewski, L. Farvid. P., & Carter, P. (2017). The assessment and treatment of adult heterosexual men with self-perceived problematic pornography Use: A review, Addictive Behavior
  • Pond, T. & Farvid, P. (2017). “I do like girls, I promise!”: Young bisexual women’s experiences of using Tinder. The Psychology of Sexualities Review.*
  • Farvid, P. & Braun, V.  (2017). Unpacking the ‘Pleasures’ and ‘Pains’ of Heterosexual Casual Sex – Beyond Singular Understandings. Journal of Sex Research 54(1), 73-90.

Books and book chapters

  • Ravenswood, K., & Smith, B. (2017). Aotearoa/New Zealand: Caring for women or women caring? In M. Baird, M. Ford, L. Hill & N. Piper (Eds), Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific. Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Ryan, I., & Pringle, J. K. (2017). The gendered law profession: The perceptions and experiences of women partners and men managing partners. In K. Broadbent, G. Strachan, & G. Healy (Eds.), Gender and the Professions: International and Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Other outputs

  • Ravenswood, K. & Douglas, J. (2017). Submission on the on the Draft Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill.
  • Ryan, I., Mooney, S., Myers, B, Pringle, J.K. & Tedestedt. (2017). Innovative Directions for Leadership Development and Research. Stage One: Review of Participant Self-Assessment Data – Feb.2015 and Nov. 2015, 78 pages.
  • Ryan, I., Mooney, S., Myers, B, & Pringle, J.K. (2017). Innovative Directions for Leadership Development and Research. Review of Participant Interview Data, 24 pages.

Contributions to research networks

All active members of the Gender and Diversity Group make significant contributions to a number of networks reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the group. Some are listed below.

Dr Irene Ryan:
Conference Co-Facilitation: EDI Conference – Brunel Business School, London, 28-30 June, ‘Watching the Martian Invaders: Implications for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

International Networks: Attendance at the WEDGE Workshop, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, 24 Oct – 26 Oct, 2017 on behalf of the Gender & Diversity Group.

Dr Shelagh Mooney:
Mooney, S. (2017). Intersectionality unwrapped as a research method for hospitality and tourism researchers. In Critical Tourism Studies 2017 vii book of abstracts. Majorca, Spain. Presentation of an intersectional research methodology workshop for the Critical Hospitality Special Interest Group for the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) at the Critical Tourism Studies Conference VII in Majorca, Spain 2017.

Lead editor Hospitality & Society themed issue 2017: Illuminating the blind spots-challenging dominant thinking about hospitality work and encounters.

Founding Co-Editor: Hospitality Insights –for a sustainable industry This isa journal of research summaries for hospitality professionals and practitioners. Issue 1 published in Oct 2017, second in production.

Dr Barbara Myers:
Co-convenor of the conference stream: Stories from the Edge. 9th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference, 28-30 June 2017, Brunel Business School.

International Networks: Attendance at the WEDGE Workshop, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, 24 Oct – 26 Oct, 2017 on behalf of the Gender & Diversity Group.


  • Professor Judith Pringle (2017). Looking back to move forwards: Is there any hope? Paper presented at Equality Diversity, Gender & Employment group, WOW, 24th October, Griffith University.