Staff Gender Equity Committee

The Staff Gender Equity Committee (SGEC) takes a proactive and strategic role in progressing the equity and diversity agenda for staff in the University.

Committee members

  • Professor Phil Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)
  • Mr Simon Brennan, Executive Director, Research Services
  • Dr Jenni Caruso, Associate Dean, GEDI, Arts
  • Dr Kapil Chousalkar, Director, GEDI, Faculty of Sciences
  • Dr Shona Crabb, Associate Dean, GEDI, Health & Medical Sciences
  • Ms Kathryn Lawrence, Gender Equity Advisor, Human Resources
  • Dr Giang Nguyen, Director, GEDI, Faculty of ECMS
  • Mrs Elysia Ryan, Executive Director, Human Resources
  • Professor Eileen Scott, Chair, SAGE Athena SWAN Institutional Self- Assessment Team
  • Dr Claudia Szabo, ALLY Network
  • Associate Professor Duygu Yengin, Associate Dean, GED, Professions


Terms of reference

The terms of reference for SGEC are to:

  • establish, maintain, monitor and promote the outcomes of a University-wide gender equity framework for staff, including establishing strategies for improving gender participation rates
  • establish, monitor and engage local area staff gender equity action plans
  • foster the inclusion of staff and students who identify as LGBTIQ through oversight of the University’s Ally Network and development of appropriate policy
  • engage with and monitor the activities of Gender Equity & Diversity Committees in each faculty as these pertain specifically to staff gender equity
  • make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor and President through the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive on matters relating to the committee’s terms of reference.