Journal article

A rapid gender impact assessment of Australian university responses to COVID-19

Georgina Sutherland, Martha Vazquez Corona, Meghan Bohren, Tania King, Lila Moosad, Humaira Maheen, Anna Scovelle, Cathy Vaughan

HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

In March 2020, the Australian government introduced a raft of public health initiatives to curb the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) including closing schools and work from home orders. As a group of female academics, we were immediately attuned to the potential of COVID-19 to dilute progress made towards reducing the academic gender gap. This study emerged in response and comprised a rapid gender impact assessment of Australian universities’ organisational responses to COVID-19. Our aim was to understand the nature of university policy responses and the extent to which they considered differential impacts for men and women. We searched for relevant communications pertaini..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a small grant from the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne.