Position

Director Gender Consortium
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Biography

Cara has experience designing and facilitating capacity building projects on gender equity, disability inclusion, community development and culturally respectful service delivery. Cara's teaching, training and research on gender and social issues is informed by her international development experience in Vietnam, Indonesia, Kiribati, PNG, Vanuatu and Samoa and aid project partnerships with Solomon Islands, Ugandan, Mongolian, Chinese and Cambodian organisations as well as her public sector experience working in senior policy and planning roles with the South Australian Department of Human Services, South Australian Health Commission and National Public Health Information Development Unit. Cara's clients have included DFAT, AusAID, NZAID, WHO, UN Women Australia, Australian Government Office for Women and numerous Australian State Government women's policy offices.

Qualifications

BA(Hons) (Adel)
Master in International and Community Development (Deakin)
Doctor of Education candidate (Flinders) (2012 to current)

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders University, Social Sciences Faculty Award (2009) for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching

DEEWR Endeavour Executive Award (2009)

Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation (2011) for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

SA Women's Honour Roll for Gender, Disability and Cultural Inclusion

Vietnam Women's Union Merit Medal for the Development of Women in Vietnam for "Significant Contribution to the Equality and Development of Vietnamese Women"

Vietnam Women's Union Certificate of Merit for the Development of Women in Vietnam in recognition of "Contributions to the Vietnamese Women's Movement and Vietnam Women's Unions Activities 2012-2017"

Key responsibilities

As the Director of the Gender Consortium, Centre for Development Studies, Cara's responsibilities include the management, coordination and delivery of gender training and fellowship courses under programs such as the Goverment Partnerships for Development Program, Indonesia-Australia Specialised Training Program (IASTP), Australia Award Fellowships Programs.. She is also responsible for the development and delivery of teaching materials for the Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis course. Cara works in partnership with Gender Consortium Associates.

Teaching interests

  • Gender and development
  • Gender mainstreaming and gender analysis
  • Gender and health
  • Participatory methodologies
  • Disability and cultural inclusion

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Research interests

Applied policy research on gender, disability, culture and development

Supervisory interests

  • Applied policy research on culture and development
  • Applied policy research on disability
  • Applied policy research on gender

RHD research supervision

Completion

Associate supervisor : Women and Leadership in Higher Education in Indonesia (1) ;

Publications

  • Haggis, J., Schech, S.B., Baulderstone, J.M. and Ellickson, C.M. (2005). Occasional Paper: Gender Equity in DECS - A Focus on Women, pp. 1-44.
    [Web Link]
  • Mundkur, A. and Ellickson, C. (2012). Bringing the Real World in: Reflection on Building a Virtual Learning Environment. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(3) pp. 369-384.
    [10.1080/03098265.2012.692073] [Scopus]
  • Lin, V., Gruszin, S., Ellickson, C.M., Glover, J., Silburn, K., Wilson, G., et al. (2007). Comparative evaluation of indicators for gender equity and health. International Journal of Public Health, 52(Suppl1) pp. 19-26.
    [10.1007/s00038-006-6050-1]
  • Mundkur, A. and Ellickson, C. (2012). Bringing the Real World in: Reflection on Building a Virtual Learning Environment. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(3) pp. 369-384.
    [10.1080/03098265.2012.692073] [Scopus]
  • Lin, V., Gruszin, S., Ellickson, C.M., Glover, J., Silburn, K., Wilson, G., et al. (2007). Comparative evaluation of indicators for gender equity and health. International Journal of Public Health, 52(Suppl1) pp. 19-26.
    [10.1007/s00038-006-6050-1]
  • Haggis, J., Schech, S.B., Baulderstone, J.M. and Ellickson, C.M. (2005). Occasional Paper: Gender Equity in DECS - A Focus on Women, pp. 1-44.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Indigenous and women's political representation

Challenging racism

Vietnamese Women's Association of SA 2003 to 2010 (various roles including Board Member, Secretary, Vice President)

Contact

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Location: Social Sciences South (307)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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