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.

The wellbeing of our University community is paramount, and we are committed to ensuring the University is a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for every member of our community. The SGEC strongly supports the work of the ICAC Response Steering Group to adopt all of the recommendations made by ICAC.

Committee members

  • Professor Laura Parry, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Excellence) (Co-Convenor)
  • Ceinwen Ahern, Director, Organisational Performance, Human Resources (Co-Convenor)​​​​​​​
  • Associate Professor Michelle McArthur, Associate Dean GEDI, SET
  • Dr Shona Crabb, Acting Associate Dean GEDI, HMS & Deputy Dean People & Culture
  • Associate Professor Anne Hewitt, Associate Dean GEDI, ABLE
  • Ashleigh Mercury, Convenor, Executive Steering Committee, Women’s Professional Development Network (WPDN)
  • Associate Professor Claudia Szabo, Ally Network, Co-convenor
  • Spencer Petticrew, Convenor, PRIDE Network
  • Professor Eileen Scott, Emerita Professor, SAGE Ambassador
  • Dr Pam Papadelos, Director, Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender
  • Associate Professor Jean Canil, Convenor, Academic Women's Forum
  • Mikaila Crotty, Specialist: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Human Resources

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.