UNSW students are invited to a consultation session to discuss plans for the establishment of a national Centre for Sex and Gender Equity in Health and Medicine. The project is being led by the Australian Human Rights Institute (UNSW Sydney), The George Institute for Global Health (UNSW Sydney) and Deakin University.
The session will be an opportunity to hear about the design and plans for the Centre, how to get involved, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
About the project
There is a long-standing assumption that medicine, and the research underpinning medical interventions, is gender neutral. However the important roles sex and gender have in risk, detection, treatment and recovery is being uncovered for many major diseases.
Despite this, many research studies do not take sex and gender into account, leading to substantial evidence gaps.
Australia is the one of the only counties undertaking extensive research in this area that does not have a dedicated national home for sex and gender in medicine and health. With increasing activity and interest in this space, it is crucial to establish a dedicated centre for this work, to coordinate efforts and lead the way for Australia to ensure good practice and inclusive research.