- Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awards Charles Sturt excellent rating for meeting gender equality requirements
- NHMRC’s 2018-19 review assessed Charles Sturt against seven gender equality requirements
- Requirements were set out in the 2015 NHMRC Administering Institution Policy
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) was recently awarded an ‘excellent’ category rating in the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) ‘2018-19 review of gender equality policy requirements for Administering Institutions’.
The NHMRC, which is the Australian Government’s leading expert body in health and medical research, assessed Charles Sturt against the seven gender equality requirements set out in the 2015 NHMRC Administering Institution Policy.
The review determined Charles Sturt has met all seven gender equality requirements and awarded the University the category rating of ‘excellent’.
The NHMRC congratulated Charles Sturt on the University’s “commitment to promoting gender equality in the health and medical research sector”.
The seven gender equality requirements Charles Sturt was assessed against and met include:
- An institutional strategy that addresses the underrepresentation of women in senior positons in relevant strategic/corporate plans. This strategy should be reviewed frequently to ensure that it is effective and relevant.
- Mentoring and skills training strategies that promote and seek to increase women’s participation.
- The provision of parental/maternity leave and carers leave, as well as transitional support to encourage return to work.
- Working arrangements that cater for individuals with caring responsibilities.
- Remuneration equity between men and women with the same responsibilities.
- Employment strategies that encourage the recruitment, retention and progression of women in health and medical research.
- Strategies to address the need for the provision of support for childcare.