Topic: Parents and carers
Mothers in Higher Ed and research need more support
SAGE’s CEO Dr Janin Bredehoeft had a four-month old baby when she started her PhD. It’s a common enough story – yet university staff and students often struggle to access childcare. This Mother’s Day Janin wants to see more support for parents in higher education and research.
Studying and parenting: supporting student mothers during COVID-19 and beyond
Including student mothers’ voices in gender equity work allows us to uncover, and address, the barriers they face in achieving equal participation and success.
Visibilising mothering in the academy: (Re)Performing academic mothering in the transformative moment of COVID-19
The impossible demands on working mothers were forced into the spotlight during the pandemic, exposing a chance to normalise mothering in academic work culture.
Pandemic productivity in academia
Academic parents, especially mothers, were far less likely to have uninterrupted work time during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020.
The University of Adelaide’s Family-Friendly Employer website
Resources for parents and carers are now stored in one convenient place, making it easier for staff to achieve work-life balance.
What (not) to say to parents or parents-to-be
The Burnet Institute shares their quick guide on the dos and don’ts of pregnancy and parenting conversations.
An inclusive, shared, gender-neutral approach to parental leave
Parental leave entitlements for primary and secondary carers may be gender-neutral, but are they equitable? Here’s our guide to designing parental leave that’s truly inclusive.
Fathers and flexible working arrangements in Australia
University of South Australia researcher Dr Ashlee Borgkvist highlights how workplace culture and masculine identities influence the way fathers use (or don’t use) flexible working arrangements.