Anu Mundkur is a passionate advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Her extensive practical experience in the field of gender and development, women’s leadership and empowerment, informs her applied research, consultancy and teaching practice. Her research areas of expertise include women peace and security; women's representation, participation and leadership in politics; feminist approaches to international relations; gender women and international aid. She has fifteen years of professional experience, including nearly 8 years working, in different roles, on gender projects funded by Australia Aid. The majority of these projects have targeted the Indo-Pacific region with a focus on, gender-based research, women’s leadership, gender-based violence and capacity development in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming.
As the Associate Director of the Gender Consortium, Anu's responsibilities include conceptualisation and implementation of applied research and non-research projects; drafting policy briefs, research reports & articles for a different audiences; conceptualisation and implementation of capacity development projects; design, topic co-ordination and teaching in the Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis; and strategic support for the management of the Gender Consortium and business development.