Institutions recognised for work to eliminate gender bias

Monday, 23 September 2019

Thirteen Australian institutions have been recognised today for their efforts to improve gender equity and diversity, receiving Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Awards as part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative.

SAGE is a partnership between the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

The awardees, listed in alphabetical order, are:

  • Australian National University
  • Deakin University
  • Federation University
  • Flinders University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
  • The George Institute for Global Health
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • Western Sydney University

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated members of the second cohort to achieve accreditation.

“Our Government is committed to increasing the number of women in STEM, and our universities and institutions must be at the forefront when it comes to setting an example,” Minister Andrews said.

“SAGE’s work is an important part of our Women in STEM Strategy and Women in STEM Decadal Plan and that’s why we included a further $1.8 million toward the SAGE initiative in the 2019-20 Budget.”

Executive Director, SAGE, Dr Wafa El-Adhami, said this is the second group of the 45-strong SAGE member institutions from the higher education and research (HER) sector to complete the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze process.

“The Bronze Award recognises an institution’s work to set solid foundations for their journey to transformative change; it sets them on the course to Silver and Gold awards,” Dr El-Adhami said.

“This follows the inaugural accreditation of 15 organisations in December last year, and I extend my sincere congratulations to all awardees for their commitment to gender equity in the higher education and research sector in Australia.”

Bond University, Burnet Institute, James Cook University and the University of Tasmania were also recognised for their progress to date towards Bronze Award accreditation and their continued commitment to SAGE.

Read all of the applications for Cohort 2 here.

Media contact:

Dan Wheelahan
0488 766 010

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SAGE, its Management Board and the two partner Academies (Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering) would like to acknowledge the work of the Peer Review Panels and Moderators who executed this critical task impartially and with great ability and finesse:

Alicia Pearce
Alison Rodger
Anna Calkin
Annie Fenwicke
Ashley Vidulich
Billie Bonevski
Bree Gorman
Bruce Godfrey
Carola Garcia de Vinuesa
Caroline Homer
Cate Thomas
Catherine Lang
Celine Frere
Charlie Bond
Claudia Szabo
Colleen MacMillan
Craig Hinley
Damian Dunne
Emma Ryan-Weber
Erin Rayment
Hannah Brown
Janice Aldrich-Wright
Janice Lough
Joanne Dickinson
Jovanka Naumoska
Kate Moore
Keitha Dunstan
Keziah Bennett-Brook
Leo Lymburner
Leonie Walsh
Les Field
Lesley Hughes
Lisa Ucles
Marc West
Maria Parappilly
Mark Hughes
Mark McMillan
Oliver Mayo
Pip Rundle
Rebecca Brown
Sanjeewa Perera
Sarah Dickinson Hyams
Sarah Ryan
Sophia Nimphius
Stuart Parsons
Stuart Semple
Susan Pond
Wim Schoeman