We have a long standing commitment to equality for the success of our staff and students

Griffith Health makes a commitment to providing our staff and students with an environment that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion. We're continually working to ensure that we provide foster a culture that supports equal progression, opportunity and is free of discrimination and harassment. We are proud to have been consistently recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women (2001-2013) and Gender Equality (2014-present).

Online Training

The university offers online training and courses that cover various areas

The numbers of Griffith University

  • We have 3 identified genders: 30,329 F; 21,700 M; 12 X
  • Part time staff: 14,872
  • Identified First People: 1,041
  • Identified with a disability: 2,352
  • Born outside of Australia: 17,607
  • Non-English speaking background: 11,037

People with disabilities

At Griffith University we are always seeking ways to remove barriers to the participation of people with disability in higher education.

We welcome applications for employment from people with disabilities and provide support to staff and managers through workplace assessments and reasonable adjustments.

Commitments to gender equality

Griffith University is proud to be a supporter of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Campaign - 'Daughter Water', which is aimed at lifting the lid on gender pay equity and encouraging business and CEOs to make pay equality a priority. The campaign's mission is that every employer in Australia will conduct a gender pay analysis.

Primary Carer’s Travel Scholarship

The Health Group is proud to announce the Primary Carer’s Travel Scholarship will be available in 2019. Four scholarships worth $3000 are available annually and it is open to early and mid-career academics who have had a poster presentation or abstract accepted for a national or international meeting or conference; or are involved with field work projects.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist the recipient with domestic or international travel to conferences / meetings / field work by contributing to costs associated with the care of their dependents

Who can apply? A primary carer for;

* one or more children under the age of 16 years (including foster carers and kinship arrangements).

* a partner or family member with a disability.

Applications are due March 31 and August 31, 2019. For further information regarding eligibility and the application process please apply below.

National Reconciliation Week

Grounded in truth, walk together with courage.


Griffith has the largest Indigenous-student population of any Queensland university, and the second largest number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic staff in Australia.

Through our work with Indigenous Elders, we continue to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement strategies and partnerships for community empowerment, as well as a curriculum informed by respect for the knowledge systems of our First Peoples.

Our Indigenous research development also aims to further the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Remarkable Women in Health

We're seeking stories of the remarkable women in the Health Group, do you have one to share? Whether it be administrative support that solved your crisis, an academic that went the extra mile to advocate for you in study or research, or an executive that assisted your progression - each and everyone one of them deserve their moment of acknowledgement. Share your story of a remarkable woman in health now, we just need their name and your story, so that we can recognise their efforts and contributions.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2018 - 2019

Griffith has a strong track record in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion among our staff, students and broader community. We established a campus in Logan that is truly unique in Australia. This campus is situated in an area characterised by a population with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, low socioeconomic status and low rates of higher education. Griffith’s Logan campus provides a true pathway to university for those who may not have otherwise accessed higher education.

For Griffith, the achievement of equity, diversity and inclusion not only means we can access  a broader range of talent, but allows us to make a positive impact on the wider community. Having a truly diverse student and staff population that is included and treated equitably, is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. While our strategic direction may evolve over time, Griffith will continue to lead the way in providing a sophisticated approach to being an egalitarian university, while supporting our achievement of excellence.

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The Committee

Assoc Prof Roselyn Rose'Meyer (Chair) - Deputy Head of Learning & Teaching, School of Medical Science

Ms Belinda Drummond (Secretary) - Admin Support Officer, Health Group (PVC)

Dr Lirio Calderon-Gomez (Administration) - Team Leader, Technical Services

Professor Roianne West - Director, First Peoples Health Unit

Dr Armin Ariana - Snr Lecturer, School of Medicine

Dr Fiona Kelly - Snr Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Ms Letitia Del Fabbro - Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Lisa Marie Emerson - Lecturer, School of Applied Psychology

Dr Liz Fitzmaurice - Snr Lecturer, School of Medicine

Ms Nicci Poole - School Manager, School of Allied Health Sciences

Ms Susie Head - Health and Safety Manager, Health Group

Dr Vanessa Reher - Snr Lecturer, School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Dr Angella Duvnjak - Lecturer, School of Human Services and Social Work