Ea Høg Utoft

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Dr. Ea Høg Utoft PHD
Postdoc, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University

Dr. Utoft is an an engaged, ambitious and competent academic from the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University, with a particular interest in and passion for issues related to equality and diversity in knowledge-intensive organizations, with a particular focus on universities. She has a solid knowledge foundation within the areas of leadership, organizations, human resources and communication, gender and diversity from academic and corporate, theoretical and applied settings in Denmark as well as abroad.


Country / Countries of Residence: Danmark

Professional Background

Working Experience

Dr. Utoft has been employed as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Southern Denmark and a teaching assistant at Copenhagen Business School. Since finishing her PhD, she has worked as a postdoc at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University. Her career also includes a five-month stint as Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University in Boston, USA, in 2019, board member of the Danish Association for Gender Research, and editorial board member of the journal Gender, Work & Organization's special section 'Feminist frontiers'.

Working experience in Gender Equality since:  2015

Professional Position / Role

Researcher / Scolar

Area of Expertise

Scientific expertise
Topical expertise

Sectors of Work Experience

Universities and Higher Education Sector
Private Sector

Scientific Background

Dr. Utoft holds a Bachelor's Degree of Spanish and English Business Communication (2012) and a Master's Degree of Human Resource Management (2015) from the University of Southern Denmark. She completed her PhD on gender equality work in knowledge-intensive organizations in May 2020. Dr. Utoft specializes in qualitative research methods, ethnography in particular, anchored in feminist epistemologies. Other research foci include gender and networks in academic career advancement, gender bias in research funding, and interpersonal dynamics in medical technology innovation.

Availability for Trainings

Availability for Training Formats ONLINE

Training Session (duration: half day up to two days)

Speaker in a webinar (duration: up to half day)

Availability for Training Formats IN-PERSON

Training ession (duration: half day up to two days)
Speaker in an event (duration: up to half a day)

Willing to travel abroad for trainings: yes

Target Groups

Decision-makers (middle management)
Decision-makers (top-level management)
Gender Equality activists / promoters
Gender Equality change agents
Gender Equality researchers / scholars
Staff assigned to recruitment procedures
Team members of Gender Equality committees and / or working groups

Training Content Types

Gender Equality Plan: Introduction
Gender Equality Plan: Design and implementation
Gender Equality Plan: Monitoring and evaluation
Gender Equality in leadership and decision-making
Institutional gender analysis
Gender bias in recruitment, promotion and career management
Gender Equality in organisational culture and work-life balance
Intersectionality and institutional change processes
Acting against gender-based violence and sexual harassment
Dealing with resistances to gender equality

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