Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives (2017)

Kate White (Editor) Pat O'Connor (Editor)


This book examines higher education institutions that exemplify gendered success whether in terms of the presence of women in senior positions or attempts to change a gendered organisational culture. It reflects a global perspective, drawing on case studies from eleven countries: Australia, Austria, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. In each country an organisation has been selected that demonstrate best practice in terms of gendered outcomes or processes. Gendered Success in Higher Education highlights both the importance and the limitations of indicators such as the proportion of women in senior positions. It proposes a new gender agenda, identifies the factors that need to be included in a model of gendered change, and provides important insights into the nature of gendered change globally and how it can be achieved.

Product Details

Palgrave MacMillan
Publish Date
May 29, 2017
5.83 X 0.75 X 8.27 inches | 1.17 pounds
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About the Author

Kate White is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Arts at Federation University Australia, and co-Director of the Women in Higher Education Management Network. Her research focuses on gender and higher education and women's academic careers. She is the author/editor of 16 books. Her latest book is Keeping Women in Science (2015). She has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of Limerick, Linkoping, Porto and Uppsala,

Pat O'Connor is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Visiting Professor at Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland. Her research focuses on gender and higher education, particularly leadership, organisational culture, careers, excellence and masculinities/femininities. Her 100 publications include six books, most recently Management and Gender in Higher Education (2014), and over 70 peer reviewed journal articles. A member of the EU Framework 7 FESTA project (2012-17) and the National Review on Gender Equality in Higher Education (2016), Pat O'Connor has held visiting professorships at Universities of Aveiro, Linkoping, London, Deakin and Melbourne.