Welcome to the Gender Consortium

Gender Consortium's staff and associates Genevieve Chaffey, Anu Mundkur, Cara Ellickson and Peter Lumb (associate)

The Gender Consortium is a group of associates who have expertise in gender and development issues. The dynamic team has a range of skills including undertaking applied policy research on gender equity, conceptualising and delivering gender analysis and gender mainstreaming capacity development programs, gender responsive policy development monitoring and evaluation.

The staff and associates of the Gender Consortium have worked in Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

We offer consultancy services in:

  • gender analysis and gender mainstreaming capacity development
  • gender auditing
  • applied policy research on gender issues and
  • gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation

Developing Human Resource Capacity in Vietnam: Effective Service Delivery to Combat Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking (Government Partnerships for Funding Development, DFAT) (2014-2016)

This project seeks to strengthen human resource capacity to effectively manage and deliver services for women and children experiencing gender-based violence in Vietnam.


Gender Consortium News

 Anuradha Mundkur on SA Women's Honour Roll

Associate Director of the Gender Consortium at Flinders University, Dr Anuradha Mundkur has been awarded a place on the SA Women's Honour Roll. Read more on the Inspiring Achievers page. 

Vietnamese recognise work for women

With her work for women recently recognised locally through her inclusion on the SA Women’s Honour Roll, Ms Cara Ellickson has now received the Merit Medal for the Development of Women in Vietnam from the Vietnam Women’s Union.

The medal was awarded for her work in Vietnam contributing to equality and development for women over the past 15 years, which has ranged from contributions to projects targeting women in feminised settings like factories, marketplaces and schools, and the design and facilitation of leadership fellowships on responding to and preventing gender-based violence and in gender and disability inclusion.

Ms Ellickson said her practical international development experience working alongside Vietnamese women informs her teaching in the Graduate Certificate of Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis and other Masters programs in Development Studies and Women’s Studies.

Cara Ellickson on SA Women's Honour Roll

Director of the Gender Consortium at Flinders University, Ms Cara Ellickson's long-standing advocacy for gender, disability and cultural inclusion in the community has earned her a place on the SA Women's Honour Roll. Read more on the Inspiring Achievers page.  


Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation (2011)
The Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis has earned Australia's highest accolade for excellence in teaching, with the Gender Consortium's team (Anu Mundkur, Cara Ellickson and Corey Durward) being awarded a citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. The citation reads: For creating innovative learning spaces which promote the critical application of knowledge to ‘real world' gender equity issues and inspire students to become change agents. ALTC Citation.

This citation follows the team's 2009 Social Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (Flinders University) which was awarded for, amongst other achievements, the development of a virtual learning environment that, through exemplary use of education technology, introduces students to "real world" activities associated with work in development organisations as part of the Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis.