Supporting and showcasing remarkable Griffith research on gender equality, women’s leadership, and gender inclusivity

An exciting initiative developed to encourage and promote gender equality research, GERN comprises researchers from Griffith Business School and the Arts, Education and Law group.

We will work closely with Griffith Athena Swan to build a network of remarkable gender research scholars in the Behavioural, Humanities and Social Science disciplines.

Through our one-year GERN Program, our network's early and mid-career research scholars have the opportunity to attend specialised workshops to enhance their career development and achieve excellence as gender scholars.

We will celebrate and promote gender equality research and teaching conducted across the University through our Program.

Our aims

The purpose of the Gender Equality Research Network is two-fold:

  1. To showcase outstanding early to mid-career research (Level B and C) by women scholars in the Arts, Education and Law, and Griffith Business School disciplines.
  2. To support and showcase outstanding research being conducted across Griffith on gender equality, gender empowerment, gender leadership, and/or intersectional (Indigenous, race, disability, gender, age) representation.

Remarkable Griffith women

International Women's Day 2019

The 2019 International Women's Day theme, Balance for Better, celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also making a call for collective action and shared responsibility to accelerate gender balance. As a university, we’re proud to play a role creating a more balanced, diverse and inclusive world, and we caught up with people from across Griffith to find out what gender balance means to them.


Griffith has been consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and gender equality is among the University's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Find out more

Contact us

For more information about GERN, contact Program Co-Convenors: Sara Davies and Susan Harris Rimmer.