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Gender Equity & Diversity Committee

The Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee (GED) takes a proactive and strategic role in progressing the equity and diversity agenda in the University.

The GED Committee is a sub-committee of the Vice-Chancellor's Committee. It was formed in October 1999 and commenced meeting in March 2000. It has met regularly since that time and has established four University-wide equity priorities for action.

GED Committee Membership

  • Professor Deborah Turnbull, Chair in Psychology, Health and Medical Sciences - Chair of the GED Committee
  • Dr Shona Crabb, Associate Dean (Gender Equity and Diversity) Health and Medical Sciences
  • Clinton Kempster, Lecturer, (Gender Equity and Diversity) Health and Medical Sciences
  • Dr Claudia Szabo, Associate Dean (Diversity and Inclusion) Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr Laura Grenfell, Associate Dean (Diversity and Inclusion) The Professions
  • Professor Shane Hearn, Dean of Indigenous Research and Education
  • Professor Eileen Scott, Deputy Dean (Gender, Equity and Diversity) Sciences
  • Ms Jenni Caruso, Director (Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Arts
  • Ms Elysia Ryan, Director HR
  • Kathryn Lawrence, Gender Equity Advisor
  • Ms Colleen Lewig, Associate Director, Student Life
  • Pro Vice Chancellor (International) Representative
  • Tamsin Anspach - Student Representative


University-wide priorities:

  • Improving the representation of women in the University, particularly in senior academic and management roles
  • Improving the access, retention, participation and success for Indigenous staff and students
  • Improving all aspects of the University's capacity for working well with staff and students with a disability
  • Improving support, particularly in regard to communication, cultural awareness and social issues for international students

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference for GED are to:

  • Make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor's Executive on organisational priorities in relation to gender, equity and diversity
  • Where applicable, identify working parties to address these priorities
  • Report on University progress on the implementation of these priorities
  • Host awareness raising and symbolically relevant events, notably the annual Reconciliation Ceremony
  • Support the Faculties in identifying transition issues for the continued mainstreaming of gender, equity and diversity.



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