About the Centre
The Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender was launched in December 2009. It aims to enhance the quality and impact of research on gender issues in both national and transnational contexts, by providing resources to researchers, fostering research networks and developing collaborative projects.
As a cross-disciplinary initiative involving researchers from the Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Law, the Centre aims to create productive dialogues across disciplinary boundaries, producing research that is socially relevant, empirically informed and conceptually sophisticated.
Research will focus particularly on three major themes:
As part of its commitment to the development of both thought and policy, in 2010 the Centre will pursue the theme of gender and social innovation: seeking not only to deepen understandings of current gender relations but to find evidence of positive change. We aim to discover and develop flexible and responsive ways of thinking and doing gender in the everyday, and to create space for conjecture about the possibilities for more equitable and diverse relations between men, women, masculinities and femininities.
The Centre actively pursues links with community, government and international research organisations. It maintains an active relationship with GEXcel, the Centre of Gender Excellence in Sweden.