Jo manages the diversity and inclusion program at the UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion. She has worked across government, the NGO sector, the trade union movement and with corporates in gender policy and advocacy, human rights, and diversity and inclusion for more than twenty years. Prior to joining UTS, she was most recently Manager of Research & Policy at Diversity Council Australia, a NSW Government policy advisor & worked for the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Jo holds a BSc from UNSW and is completing an MA in Writing and Literature at Deakin University. Her research interests are focused on the role of storytelling and personal narrative in social justice work, particularly in relation to the workplace and organisations. She is passionate about making workplaces better for everyone, particularly through improving flexible working.
Goward, P, Mihailuk, T, Moyle, S, O'Connell, K, De Silva, N, Squire, S & Tilly, J Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Commonwealth of Australia 2005, Striking the Balance: Women, Men, Work and Family, pp. 1-136, Australia.
This report sets out an innovative approach to resolving the ongoing problem of combining paid work with caring responsibilities, broadening the debate to include men's work and aged and disability care.