Previously in the Intersectionality Series, we outlined the guiding ethical principles for collecting diversity data. This time, we’ll delve into the specifics of asking for demographic data. Our speakers will explore:

  • how to co-design demographic questions and response options;
  • the limitations of HR data (as opposed to anonymous surveys, for example) as a means of measuring diversity;
  • who gets to see these data, in what form, and for what purpose; and
  • how to avoid using deficit indicators.


Monday 19 September, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm AEST

A recording of the webinar will be posted on the website after the event.


Online via Zoom


Skye Trudgett

  • Maiam nayri Wingara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Sovereignty Collective
  • CEO, Kowa Collaboration

Bobby Maher

  • Maiam nayri Wingara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Sovereignty Collective
  • PhD Candidate & Research Associate, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University

Nicole Stewart

HR Business (Planning) Analyst, Edith Cowan University.

Joel Anderson

Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, Australian Catholic University.

Preparing for the session

To get the most out of this session, we recommend that you read or watch these beforehand:

You can also use the Individual Learning Plan [DOCX 324 kB] to help you reflect on what you’ve learned after each session. The learning plan is for your own reference only, and is not compulsory or assessable.

About the series

The Intersectionality Series provides institutions with practical support to take an ethical, intersectional approach to their gender equity, diversity and inclusion work. The series combines webinars from expert academics, researchers and practitioners with community-driven Reflection in Practice sessions.

To learn more about other events in the series, visit the Intersectionality Series overview page.


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