Call for Papers: Gender and Sexuality at Work A Multidisciplinary Research and Engagement Conference

The Centre for Workplace Leadereship, University of Melbourne, are inviting academics and higher degree research students to submit short papers of their original research on gender and sexuality at work for oral presentations.


Research on work issues relevant to individuals with specific gender identities, sexual orientations or sexual characteristics as well as comparisons across these and other intersecting life dimensions are encouraged. The research can be local, from specific regions around the world or cross-national.

Below, we list some of the areas that are relevant to work studies. This is not an exhaustive list; it is instead meant to provide an indication of the range of topics to be included in this conference. Research included in submissions should focus on how these topics intersect with gender and sexuality.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation
  • Disruptive models of production/service delivery
  • Employment segregation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health – personal, occupational and social wellbeing
  • Homelessness
  • Incivility, harassment and abuse
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Leadership and leaders’ advocacy
  • Migration, forced migration, and refugees
  • Organisational culture and climate
  • Sport and sport organisations
  • Retirement models and impacts
  • Sex work
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Technology - opportunities and risks
  • Transition from education into work
  • Unemployment and re-employment
  • Union movements
  • Unpaid work
  • Volunteer work
  • Work-life interface, boundaries and balance
  • Workers’ rights and discrimination
  • Workplace design


To prepare your short paper, please follow the submission guidelines. Once you are ready to submit, click on the link below to enter the abstract submission portal.


Papers submitted for presentation at the conference will be peer-reviewed and authors will be advised of their acceptance by the 31st October 2019. Please note that by submitting a short paper to the conference, you are also agreeing to review at least one short paper submitted by another author in order to contribute to the peer-review process.

All Conference papers will be refereed using an open review process, (i.e., the identity of the authors and reviewers are known to each other). The transparency of open peer review encourages accountability and civility, generally improving the overall quality of the review and article. We therefore ask reviewers to provide rigorous and collegiate feedback that is designed to help other authors develop their work.

Reviewers will also be asked to rate the quality of the papers along seven dimensions that will help us select the best papers to be presented and to decide on the two Best Paper Awards. The average rating from the two reviewers will only be seen by the Academic Executive Committee.

Papers will be evaluated on a five-point rating scale based on the quality of:

  1. The introduction and framing of the research
  2. The methodology applied to address the topic
  3. Data analysis conducted and results clarity
  4. Discussion of theoretical implications
  5. Discussion of practical implications
  6. Intersectional considerations
  7. Multidisciplinary approach


We are inviting organisations that have accumulated extensive expertise on gender, sexual orientation and sexual characteristics at work over the years to prepare specific knowledge sharing activities during the conference. If you are interested in organising a panel discussion, workshop or symposium as part of the conference please get in contact. We look forward to hearing your ideas.

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Date posted

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute