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

The publications listed highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Gender and Diversity Research Group and the diverse range of topics and contexts members of this group explore.

Selection of publications 2018

Andajani-Sutjahjo, S. Bennett, L. Davies, S. G. (2018). ‘Silent Strategies: The Legacy of Sexual Violence among Chinese Indonesian.’ Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 42 (August)

Davies, S. G. (2018). ‘Skins of Morality: Bio-borders, Ephemeral Citizenship and Policing Women in Indonesia’, Asian Studies Review,

Davies, S. G. (2018). Gender and Sexual Plurality in Indonesia: Past and Present. In R. Hefner (Ed), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia (pp. 281-311). London: Routledge.

Dell, K., Staniland, N., & Nicholson, A. (2018). Economy of Mana: Where to next? MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 7(1). doi:10.20507/MAIJournal.2018.7.1.5

Dyer, S., & Hurd, F. (2018). Developing an understanding of equality within business schools 32nd ANZAM Conference. Auckland: ANZAM.

Dyer, S., & Hurd, F. (2018). Equality as a threshold conception: Challenging future manager’s perceptions. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 37(7). doi:10.1108/EDI-04-2017-0070

Elley-Brown, M., Pringle, J. K., & Harris, C. (2018). Women opting in?: New perspectives on the Kaleidoscope Career Model. Australian Journal of Career Development, 27(3), 172-180.

Hurd, F., Dyer, S., & FitzPatrick, M. (2018). ‘Good’ things take time: a living story of research as ‘life’ Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. doi:10.1108/QROM-03-2017-1507

Montayre, J., Montayre, J., Holroyd, E. (2018). The global Filipino nurse: An integrative review of Filipino nurses’ work experiences. Journal of Nursing Management, 26, 338-347. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12552.

McGregor J, Davies, S. G. ‘Achieving pay equity: Strategic mobilization for substantive equality in Aotearoa New Zealand.’ Gender Work and Organisation. 2018;1–14.

McIntosh, A., & Harris, C. (2018). Representations of hospitality at The Special Needs Hotel. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 75, 153-159.

McIntosh, A., & Harris, C. (2018). Hospitality training as a means of independence for young adults with learning disabilities. Hospitality Insights, 2(2), 3-4.

Mooney, S. (2018). Illuminating intersectionality for tourism researchers. Annals of Tourism Research. 72, 175-176.

Mooney, S. (2018). Jobs for the girls? Women’s employment and career progression in the hospitality industry. In R. Burke & J. Christensen Hughes (Eds.), Handbook of human resource management in the tourism and hospitality industries (pp. 184–215). London, England: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ryan, I. (2018). From "blue sky" to real world research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 13(3). doi:10.1108/QROM-10-2016-1452

Ryan, I., & Mooney, S. K. (2018). Autoethnography: Diversity and our stories. In Research methods on diversity management, equality and inclusion at work. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

Pio, E. (2018). Muslim women and careers. In S. Fielden and Broadridge, A. (Eds). Research handbook of diversity and careers. (pp. 357-374). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar

Pio, E., & Singham, M. (2018). Inclusive workspaces: Diversity and public policy. Auckland, NZ. Retrieved from

Platt, M., Davies, S. G., Bennett, L. R. ‘Introduction. Contestations of Gender, Sexuality and Morality in Contemporary Indonesia.’ Asian Studies Review,

Selected conference presentations

Bendl, R., Bosch, A., Pio, E., Schmidt, A., and Traunsteiner, B. (2018). Migration, gender and organizing – organisational and employer practices of inclusion. Stream convenors for Gender, Work and Organization, Sydney 13-16 June 2018.

Mooney, S. (2018). The complexities of researching class, age and gender(d) intersections in service organisations. In Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference Abstracts Booklet, Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University, Australia.

Pio, E. (2018). Name changers as game changers in business and society. Gender, Work and Organization Conference, Sydney 13-16 June 2018

Ryan, I., Mooney, S., Myers, B. & Pringle, J. (2018). The ‘no problem’ problem: Progression through leader development. In Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference Abstracts Booklet, Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University, Australia.

Mooney, S. (2018). The problem with the phrase ‘female leadership in hospitality'. In H. Osman, & D. Buhalis (Eds.), The Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) 2018 Conference book of abstracts. Bournemouth, United Kingdom: Bournemouth University, United Kingdom.