The Dornwell Framework

In 2015, the University launched the Dornwell Framework, the University’s first gender equity strategy for staff.

The Dornwell Framework 2020-2022 is organised around three areas of focus as follows:

  • strengthening leadership capability and accountability
  • building an empowered workforce
  • growing and strengthening the talent pipeline.

The Dornwell Action Plan 2019-2022 has been developed to assist with meeting the requirements of the Dornwell Framework.

Dornwell framework

About Edith Dornwell

Edith Dornwell, in 1885, became the University of Adelaide's first female graduate - and one of the first in the world - and the University's first science graduate.

A truly remarkable pioneer, Edith Dornwell was not only ahead of her male peers in achieving this milestone, but she gained her degree with high honours, the culmination of a distinguished academic record.

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