The College of Medicine and Public Health (CMPH) is committed to advancing gender inclusion, diversity and equity (GIDE) and providing a safe, collegial and fair environment for all. CMPH will embed GIDE considerations in all activities and will proactively address barriers to equity and inclusion for staff and students and within research and development that it supports.
The GIDE strategy outlines how the College and the CMPH GIDE committee are working to achieve this important goal.
We acknowledge that barriers to GIDE are not always experienced singularly, and the CMPH GIDE strategy1 seeks to take an intersectional approach. We note the particular considerations that are important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and will liaise closely with the CMPH Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee to support their work. The term ‘diverse staff’ is used throughout the strategy to encompass staff from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ staff and staff with disability – as well as acknowledging the relevance of this strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
Some of the activities required to advance GIDE in the College need to be undertaken at a central university level. CMPH will liaise with key Flinders University personnel and committees across the university to support these activities.
 This strategy document has been developed by the CMPH GIDE Committee, with reference to the Athena SWAN charter, identified Flinders University priorities as well as documents from organisations such as the Workplace Gender Equity Agency, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetics, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australian Government Department of Social Services, and SA Health.
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 Relative to opportunity considerations may include caring responsibilities, cultural responsibilities, ill health, disability, and extended periods of leave.
The Gender Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (GIDE) Committee was established to inform, lead and implement a range of strategic priorities for CMPH at Flinders University to provide a safe, collegial and fair environment that is characterised by equity, respect and inclusivity. The committee has developed a GIDE strategy for the College to frame this work and seeks to work alongside and in support of the Reconciliation Action Plan and other key strategies and priorities.
The committee has established a number of working groups to progress its work. This currently includes:
The committee has undertaken a range of activities over recent years including implementing a promotion support scheme for women and diverse staff, developing Relative to Opportunity promotions and grant assessment guidelines, celebrating important events (e.g. International Women’s Day, Pride in STEM), contributing to the CMPH anti-racism strategy, and providing input to other committees and CMPH Executive.
For more information, please contact CMPH GIDE Committee Co-chairs:
An initiative designed to enhance university culture by creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment for members of the Flinders community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQA+)
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