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Gender equity , intersectionality and healthcare leadership

Women make up 75% of the healthcare workforce, yet hold minimal numbers of leadership positions. This gender imbalance in leadership is widely recognised though as organisations devise policies and intervention strategies to combat this inequality, it is important they recognise that women are not one homogenous group. We work with the Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership (a NHMRC partnership project that aims to co-develop evidence-based intervention strategies to advance women into healthcare leadership positions) and Women in Global Health, an Australian chapter of an international organisation. A research opportunity exists to work across the projects partners to understand the impacts of intersecting social identities on a women’s journey to leadership in healthcare and ensure they are taken into consideration during intervention development. This project focuses on systematic literature review, stakeholder engagement, qualitative interviews, survey and epidemiological data analysis. Leadership and mentoring will be provided, expertise in the field gained and research skills. You would join a PhD student and link in to a broader team from a range of fields across medicine, nursing, allied health and leadership. Essential criteria: Minimum entry requirements can be found here: Please note this opportunity is only currently available to people living in Australia
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Qualitative research, implementation research, women in leadership, women’s health, intersectionality
Eastern Health Clinical School
Available options 
Short projects
Time commitment 
Physical location 
Box Hill Hospital

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