Gender equality is more than a topic of research here at the University – striving to achieve it is part of who we are. For more than 20 years, we have been named as an employer of choice for gender equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. We have exceeded state and national averages for women in key leadership positions, which includes welcoming the University’s first female Chancellor, Professor Jennifer Westacott AO at the start of the year. And of course, just a few months later, we celebrated our number one ranking in the world in this year’s Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. This is the second year in a row that the University has been placed first overall in these prestigious annual rankings, and we continue to improve in the individual Sustainable Development Goals, moving from fourth place to third for SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, and from third place to first for SDG 5: Gender Equality.
Dr. Sheree Gregory is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Management in the School of Business, and school-based member of the Institute for Culture and Society. Her track record of research on work and gender equity in Australian screen industries has included policy design and implementation. She is leading a team guest editing a forthcoming special issue on equity in the creative industries. Sheree has completed a range of collaborative research projects and roundtables with industry and government, on the future of work, and equity and diversity in entrepreneurship. Her recent appointments on boards and committees include sub-committee member to the Global Talent Flow project for the Innovation and Productivity Council; Chair and Senior Director of the Crack Theatre Festival; Convenor of the Work, Labour and Economy Thematic Group of The Australian Sociological Association, and International Small Business Journal (SAGE). She was a visiting scholar to the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University USA, and leads government supported project applications in the Small to Medium Enterprise Research Group.
Sheree is a recipient of awards for Best Academic Paper (with team 2021), International Education Service during COVID-19 (2020), and teaching (2015). As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Sheree jointly developed a global succession planning survey for family businesses, which involved 56 countries, translated across nine languages. Her research has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age, ABC News, ABC Radio Life Matters, as well as industry magazines.
Sheree has two articles in this special edition on gender equity in screen industries and women's entrepreneurship.
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