Posted on 7 February 2020
The newly-formed college is made up of members from the three White Rose Universities - York, Leeds and Sheffield, with a variety of backgrounds and expertise in gender equality issues, giving opportunity for collaboration and wider learning.
It has been created to highlight gender equality challenges across the world and provide academic teams with access to expertise and tools to empower positive change within their own research areas.
Members will be able to share good practice with each other and the wider international development research community, to ensure that research meets the International Gender Equality Act 2014 and also recognises UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 – gender equality and broader equity issues.
All Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) UKRI and Newton applicants are required to provide evidence that they have considered gender equality within their research proposals. The college is not only for those working on social/community projects but for all researchers working across all disciplines from engineering to the humanities, from health to the physical and social sciences. As soon as you have an idea for a global development research project you are welcome to get in touch with the college who will support your choice of members to engage with. The intention is to integrate and embed expertise throughout the entire project life cycle from those familiar with gender equality issues.
Claire Pickerden, Collaboration Development Manager, White Rose University Consortium, said: “There is a wealth of gender expertise across the White Rose universities and this opportunity to positively contribute to GCRF and Newton applications is very welcome. This initiative will enable a deeper understanding of how to address inequality in development, while contributing to culture change here in the UK academy too. White Rose looks forward to the success of this pilot and the new networks and collaborative relationships that will be formed.”
If you would like to become a member of the White Rose Gender Equality College, contact Mel Knight firstname.lastname@example.org or Claire Pickerden email@example.com for further information. You can also contact Ingrid Kvangraven, firstname.lastname@example.org.