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CPOW HDR Monthly Network: Engaging with media

Friday 28 May, 2021

This is a monthly meet-up for the CPOW HDR community.

The next CPOW HDR meet-up will take place on Friday 28 May, 1PM-2PM, focused on the topic of Engaging with the Media, with speakers Dr Meagan Tyler (RMIT) and Tegan Larin (Monash University). 

This initiative is designed to foster community and ongoing collegial support for HDR students affiliated with CPOW. We will continue to hold these events on the last Friday of every month and encourage students who are researching issues of fairness, equality, sustainability and social justice in the world of work to attend. Previous meet-ups focused on the topics of Career Options Post Submission and Juggling Paid Research and Teaching Alongside Your Studies.

This is a free event. Interested HDR students can email Lauren Gurrieri to be added to this and ongoing CPOW HDR Network events, or alternatively, click on this link to join the meet-up on

About the speakers:

Meagan Tyler is Senior Lecturer in the School of Management. Her work examines gender inequality and gendered violence in a range of contexts, from the sex industry to emergency management. She has written extensively on violence against women in systems of prostitution and provided expert advice on addressing modern slavery and trafficking for sexual exploitation. Meagan has also published significant works on the social construction of gendered inequalities in the context of bushfire preparation and response in Australia and issues of hegemonic masculinity in bushfire policy and in rural fire services. Her most recent book on these issues (with Peter Fairbrother) is Wildfire and Power: Policy and Practice (Routledge, 2019).

Tegan Larin is a PhD candidate at Monash Art, Design and Architecture’s XYX Lab, where design researchers explore gender-sensitive design practices and theory. Her research includes examining massage parlours and the unregulated sex industry in Melbourne.

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