Congratulations to Gender Institute members Dr Susan Harris Rimmer and Dr Julie Smith who are among 16 ARC Future Fellowship recipients at ANU announced last week.
The Gender Institute is a proud supporter of both Susan and Julie's important research and looks forward to continuing collaboration.
An outline of the projects awarded is included below. The full list of ANU Future Fellowships awarded is avaiable on the ANU news site.
ARC Future Fellowships awarded:
Dr Susan Harris Rimmer: This project aims to examine the link between diplomatic negotiations and their impact on the shifting status of women during times of deep political change. It will assess three key areas of international diplomatic negotiations around peace agreements, aid, and security sector reform and assess how these negotiations affected women’s status on the ground. It will seek to design approaches to diplomatic interventions that may be more cognisant of gendered impacts and aim to benefit women.
Dr Julie Smith: Innovation affecting human milk supply challenges current regulation of infant food, but new markets in human milk assist the economic valuation of breastfeeding. Mothers are finding new ways to share their milk, and milk banking and human milk-based products are emerging as alternatives to commercial infant formula. This project builds on previous world-leading Australian research into the economics of breastfeeding. It aims to increase understanding of markets in milk for infants and inform regulation of milk markets and milk exchange. It will investigate key features of these markets, how milk is priced, and how to access data on market prices which might improve the social and economic valuation of breastfeeding.