Gender in research & innovation [2019-11-13]


13 November 2019


13:00-14:45 (Brussels time)




105 min

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarise with policy frameworks and facts and figures on gender in research in the EU get a practical understanding on GEP as means for promoting institutional change
  • Sensitise on how gender is relevant to innovation policies, presenting relevant studies (both critical and practice-oriented ones)


Target Group

  • Beginners from different groups and academic fields
  • Policymakers




Maria Sangiuliano

Research Director and CEO, Smart Venice

Anne Laure Humbert

Oxford Brookes University

Anne Laure Humbert, PhD, is Professor of Gender and Diversity and Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University. Anne is very experienced in gender equality research at national and EU level, policy analysis and assessment as well as gender statistics. She specialises in applying quantitative methods to comparative social and economic analysis, particularly in relation to work and organisations, entrepreneurship, and work-life balance. She holds visiting positions at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London and at the Center for Feminist Social Studies at Örebro University in Sweden. She has previously held positions at Cranfield University and Middlesex University London. Anne is a regular public speaker on gender equality and she enjoys the opportunity to make connections between theory, practice and activism.

Her recent and current projects include looking at the impact of gender and diversity in STEM research teams (GEDII – Horizon 2020); implementing gender equality plans in universities across Europe (GEARING-Roles – Horizon 2020); gender in spinouts company in the UK (Inclusion Matters: Women and Spinouts – EPSRC); gender, pay and working condition in nursing (Royal College of Nursing); gender violence regimes in Europe (Violence Regimes – Swedish Research Council); assessing the feasibility of creating an award or certification system for gender equality in Europe (CASPER – Horizon 2020); measuring and addressing gender-based violence in higher education in Europe (UniSAFE – Horizon 2020); promoting gender-inclusive recoveries post-Covid (RESISTIRÉ – Horizon 2020). Some recent publications include: “A rights-based approach to board quotas and how hard sanctions work for gender equality”, European Journal of Women's Studies (2019), with Kelan and Clayton-Hathway; “The perils of gender beliefs for men leaders as change agents for gender equality” European Management Review (2018), with Kelan and van den Brink; “From Gender Regimes to Violence Regimes: Re-thinking the Position of Violence”, Social Politics (2020) with Hearn, Strid, Balkmar and Delaunay; “Undoing the Nordic Paradox: factors affecting rates of disclosed violence against women across the EU” PLOS ONE (2021), with Strid, Hearn and Balkmar; or “Not Simply ‘Counting Heads’: A Gender Diversity Index for the Team Level” in Social Indicators Research (2021), with Guenther and Müller.

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