Vice-Chancellor’s Gender Equality Committee

Terms of Reference

The Vice-Chancellor's Gender Equality Committee (GEC) is an Advisory Committee to the Vice-Chancellor. The role of the Committee is to promote and improve gender equality at Western Sydney University by:

  • developing, implementing and monitoring a Western Sydney University Gender Equality Strategy
  • commissioning works and reports and gathering data on gender equality
  • recommending targets for improving the representation of women in management and leadership positions
  • undertaking policy reviews and special projects
  • reviewing and making recommendations to the VC on the Employer of Choice application

The Committee will normally meet 3-4 times a year and provide meeting reports to the Executive Committee.


Membership is by invitation from the Vice-Chancellor for a term of 2 years and the committee should be broadly representative of the Western Sydney University community.


  • Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor and President

Deputy Chair

  • Professor Janice Aldrich-Wright, Director of Research (Medical Science), School of Science and Health


  • Professor Johnathon Allen, Head, The Academy
  • Professor Sharon Bell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategy and Planning
  • Professor Simeon Simoff, Dean School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Professor Deborah Sweeney, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
  • Ms Susan Hudson, Executive Director, HR Strategy and Services
  • Dr Sev Ozdowski, Director, Equity and Diversity
  • Assoc. Professor Meg Smith, Deputy Dean (Accreditation, Partnerships, International), School of Business
  • Dr Helen (Yimin) Wu, Senior Lecturer, Structural Dynamics, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Dr Anne Jamison, Lecturer School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • Professor Andrew Gorman-Murray, School of Social Sciences and Psychology
  • Ms Elen Seymour, Lecturer, School of Law

Executive Officer

  • Katie Hayes, Senior Project Officer, Equity and Diversity