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Dr Sue Williamson

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Biography

Dr Sue Williamson is a Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management in the School of Business, UNSW Canberra.
 

Research Interests

Sue Williamson specialises in two main areas of research – gender equality in the workplace, and public sector human resources and industrial relations. Sue is combining these two areas and for the past few years has been examining how various public sector agencies implement gender equality initiatives. Sue is...view more

Dr Sue Williamson is a Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management in the School of Business, UNSW Canberra.
 

Research Interests

Sue Williamson specialises in two main areas of research – gender equality in the workplace, and public sector human resources and industrial relations. Sue is combining these two areas and for the past few years has been examining how various public sector agencies implement gender equality initiatives. Sue is currently focusing on the role of middle managers in progressing gender equality, in a project funded by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

Sue has partnered with various state government and Australian Government agencies on projects aimed at progressing workplace gender equality. Please email Sue if you would like to discuss a possible research partnership.

Current Research Projects

Gender equality in the public service/sector 

Gender equality and merit

Examining the role of diversity practitioners

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Work and family issues; public sector employment and human resource management; gender equality issues. 

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate and post-graduate human resource management

Selected Media

A Disturbing Understanding of Gender Equality, The Mandarin, 29 January 2020.

Where are the Women? A Gender Analysis of the APS Review, The Mandarin, 16 September 2019.

ABC Canberra, Interview with Anna Vidot (Drive Program) on ‘Gender Equality in the Public Sector’, 22 July 2019.

Time for a New Generation of APS Gender Equality Policies, The Mandarin, 19 July 2019.

Backlash and Gender Fatigue. Why Progress on Gender Equality has Slowed, The Conversation, 8 March 2019.

Maintaining the Public Service’s Momentum for Gender Equality, The Mandarin, 6 March 2019.

Radio NZ, The Meaning of Merit, 17 October 2018. 

How Organisations are Tackling Gender Bias, Financial Times, 20 September 2018. 

How HR Can Help Managers with Gender Equality, HRMOnline, 10 September 2018. 

Research Shows that Merit is Highly Subjective and Changes with our Values The Conversation, 22 August 2018.

From Gender Parity to Gender Equity: The latest challenge? Broad Agenda, 14 August 2018.

Middle Managers are Key to Gender Equality – They Just Don’t Know It, Apolitical, 15 August 2018.

Flexible Working: Innovations and Issues The Mandarin, 26 July 2018.

 


My Engagement

Selected Media

2020

Is Gender Equality Compatible with APS Business Rationales?, ANZSOG, 19 June.

Communicating with Trust: Tips for Managers, Apolitical, 16 June.

40th Anniversary of the removal of the age bar in the APS: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/drive/drive/12191192, ABC Canberra, 4 May.

Forging a New Pathway to Progress Gender Equality in Australia, The Mandarin, 25 February.

2019

Where are the Women? A Gender Analysis of the APS Review, The Mandarin, 16 September.

Time for a New Generation of APS Gender Equality Policies, The Mandarin, 19 July.

Will the Coalition’s Approach to Gender Equality Actually Improve Women’s Lives?, The Conversation, May 2019.

Backlash and Gender Fatigue. Why Progress on Gender Equality has Slowed, The Conversation, 8 March.

Maintaining the Public Service’s Momentum for Gender Equality, The Mandarin, 6 March.

 

2018

How Organisations are Tackling Gender Bias, Financial Times, 20 September.  

How HR Can Help Managers with Gender Equality, HRMOnline, 10 September  

How Middle Managers Need Help to Drive Gender Equality PS News, 13 August.

Flexible Working Found Too Hard for PS PS News, 30 July.

Middle managers lack resources to achieve gender equity, new study shows, Phys Org, 1 August.

14 Ways Public Sector Middle Managers Can Improve Gender Equity, Australia New Zealand School of Government News, 1 August.

Research Shows that Merit is Highly Subjective and Changes with our Values The Conversation, 22 August.

Office Housework Future Women, Ep2.

From Gender Parity to Gender Equity: The latest challenge? Broad Agenda, 14 August.

Middle Managers are Key to Gender Equality – They Just Don’t Know It, Apolitical, 15 August

Merit: The New Frontier for Gender Equity?, The Mandarin, 1 August.

Government Managers Under-Resourced on Gender Gap, Government News, 9 August.

Flexible Working: Innovations and IssuesThe Mandarin, 26 July.

Gender Equality and Violence Against Women: Separate Conversations?’, The Mandarin, 9 May. 

Humans are Blinded by Biases. But Behavioural Science can Fix That, Apolitical, , 27 April.

Anti-gender Bias Training ‘No Silver Bullet’ for Discrimination in APS, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 March.

‘Let’s ‘Leave Loudly’ this International Women’s Day, The Mandarin, 5 March.

2017

Reigniting Conversations about Gender Equality in the APS’, The Mandarin, 29 November.

Flexible Work can Lead to Flexible Thought, Government News, 2 November.

APS Gender Equality Strategies: One Year On, The Mandarin, 11 May.

Overcoming the Flexibility Stigma in the APS, The Mandarin, 8 March.

Flexible work arrangements: easy for SES to say, harder for ELs to do, The Mandarin, 23 February.

2016

A Piecemeal Approach to Gender Equality in the APS, Canberra Times, 21 September.

Public Service Begins Long Journey to Leading on Gender Equality, The Conversation, 28 April.

Does Enterprise Bargaining (Still) Work for Women?Canberra Times, 8 March,

 

 

 

 

 

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Location

Room 316
Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Contact

+61 2 6268 6227

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