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Currently a Professor in the Ulster Business School, Ulster University, UK. I have recently completed a research project which investigated various gender equality issues (i.e. flexible working, work life balance, organisational culture, recruitment and progression, initiatives to improve gender equality) at the executive or the most senior levels of the Northern Ireland public sector (civil service, local government, health, education and arms length bodies). This project involved conducting an analysis of 143 public sector organistions, undertaking a survey (3,186 responses) and conducing interviews (107) with both male and female, current and aspiring executives. I have/am also involved in developing the Gender Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland, investigating pregnancy discrimination, and enhancing gender equality/diversity of non-executives appointments on public boards within Northern Ireland.
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Skills: 1. research experience in undertaking content analysis of organisation's published reports; 2. research experience in undertaking surveys of gender equality issues; 3. research experience in undertaking and analyzing interviews with executive/most senior decision makers within public sector organisations; 4. experience of obtaining research funding in the area of gender equality; 5. experience as principal investigator for research funding project; 6. experience of engaging with a range of stakeholders to gain consensus regarding the development of a Gender Equality Strategy; 7. experience of leading on research design, implementation, analyses and reporting around gender equality issues; 8. experience as a challenge function with respect to enhancing equality/diversity of non-executives appointments on public sector board; 9. excellent communication, both verbal and written, skills; 10. excellent interpersonal skills (e.g. ability to lead teams, co-ordinate, motivate research team); 11. excellent ability to negotiate access and network with key stakeholders.