This is a monthly meet-up for the CPOW HDR community.
On February 26, we held the first of our monthly CPOW HDR student get together events. This is an initiative 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 and would like to have their profiles featured to get in touch.
The next CPOW HDR get together will take place on Friday 30 April, 1PM-2PM, focused on the topic of Juggling Paid Research and Teaching Work Alongside Your Studies. Speakers include Lisa Heap and Jacina Leong. Interested HDR students can email Lauren Gurrieri to be added to this and ongoing CPOW HDR Network events.
About the speakers:
Lisa Heap is a labour lawyer with over 20 years of practise experience. She is a member of CPOW, where she is undertaking research investigating new regulatory approaches that have the potential to prevent gendered violence in the workplace. Lisa has held several senior positions including former Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Employment Right, and as a member of the Victorian Government’s Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality and the Victorian Ministerial Taskforce on the Prevention of Violence Against Women. In 2018, she was commissioned by the Victorian Government to develop the state’s first Women in Construction Strategy in conjunction with the Building Industry Construction Commission, and in 2015, established the Women’s Rights and Safety unit at Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC). Lisa has also been engaged as a sessional tutor and lecturer, and paid consultant both prior to, and during her doctoral studies.
Jacina Leong is an artist-curator committed to the roles that cultural and civic institutions can play in bringing people together to explore and respond to the intersecting pasts, presents and futures of more-than-human worlds. This commitment has been shaped by professional experiences working, since 2008, with and for universities, national and international festivals, museums and galleries, libraries, and schools including Queensland University of Technology, Ars Electronica, ACMI, Bus Projects, and Ipswich Art Gallery. Jacina is a current Peer Assessor for Arts Queensland, PhD candidate (College of Design and Social Context), sessional academic at RMIT University, and freelance consultant. Her research examines an intersectional feminist ethics of care in relation to post-representational curatorial practice.