Work with us

CDWI partners with a range of organisations in the private, public and community sectors.

Featured Partnerships:

In June 2020, the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission engaged Paula McDonald to provide methodological and analytic advice on research which examines the barriers to gender pay equity in SMEs across industries of focus in Victoria. The aim of this ongoing project is to identify and outline recommendations for law and policy reform in Victoria that may better support SMEs in achieving gender pay equity. The recent Australian Human Rights Commission report Respect at Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces extensively cited the submission by Professor Paula McDonald and Professor Sara Charlesworth, with reference to their submission in relation to 16 different concerns raised about workplace sexual harassment.  

Advance HE, UK and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan partnered with Abby Cathcart (along with members of the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching) on a research project which examines the impact of professional development on academic self-efficacy, and the role of the Professional Standards Framework in improving teaching quality. This builds on work undertaken with six UK Universities which examined staff perceptions of HEA Fellowship and its impact on students, practice and community. 

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships QLD has partnered with Robyn Mayes and members of the QBS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research and Engagement Strategy to develop an MoU evaluation framework.  This project saw two QBS students take up Vacation Research Experience Scheme placements. Under the supervision of Robyn Mayes and Ryan Menner, students worked closely with the QBS Indigenous Advisory Group and DATSIP staff.  A core outcome has been the development of an evaluation framework to be adopted by DATSIP, and an invitation form DATSIP to submit a quote for research deploying this framework.   

Qld Health and Metro North Hospital and Health Serviceshave partnered with Robyn Mayes and Paula McDonald (along with J. Davies, IHBI and C. Malatzky, Health) on a successful ARC Linkage project which will address persistent gender inequalities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) workforce. The project will generate critical, new evidence of the systemic organisational processes implicated in gender inequality. It will also provide funding and capacity building opportunities for a new PhD student, a full-time Post Doctoral Research Fellow, and an ECR investigator (Christina Malatzky, School of Public Health and Social Work).  

All Partners:

If you are interested in forming a partnership with CDWI, please contact Centre Director Robyn Mayes at