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Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.


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Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution


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From 2005 to 2022, the main node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies was headquartered at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland (Australia)

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Gender (In)Equity at James Cook University


Thursday June 6, 12:00 to 13:00 hrs (AEST)

Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room 106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville
Theresa Petray
Theresa Petray

In 2016, JCU joined the pilot of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program. This program aims to move towards gender equity in STEMM at universities and research institutes across Australia. In this presentation I will discuss the process of doing research into gender inequity at JCU, explain our key research findings, and consider how we developed an action plan that will hopefully move the university towards gender equity.

Theresa Petray is a senior lecturer in sociology and anthropology. Her research interests focus on activism and social change. Primarily her work is with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, looking at both traditional activism and other approaches like economic development. She has a keen interest in gender equity: she is on the Management Committee of The Women’s Centre in Townsville, and coordinated JCU’s Athena SWAN submission.


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