New Professors Talk
The University of Newcastle is proud to present its new professors through a dynamic public lecture series, 'New Professors Talk'.
This series introduces you to the new people in our community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.
The upcoming New Professors Talk will be given by Professor Penny Jane Burke, Co-Director for the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at UON.
Equity in higher education: Why gender matters
It might appear that gender equity is no longer an issue for higher education. Statistics show that women are accessing higher education in greater numbers than ever before in many countries, often exceeding the numbers of male students. Drawing on students' stories, Penny Jane Burke will explore why gender remains a significant challenge for equity in and outside of higher education.
Professor Penny Jane Burke is Co-Director for the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at UON. A leading scholar in the field of access to and equity in higher education, Professor Burke was most recently Professor of Education and Founder/Director of the Paulo Freire Institute – UK, at the University of Roehampton, London. Penny holds Bachelors degrees in arts and education, a Masters of Education, and a PhD, from the University of London.
Date: Wednesday 27 May
Venue: Newcastle Museum, Honeysuckle
Time: 6.15 for a 6.30pm start
New Professors Talk dates for 2015
24 June - Professor Jennifer Martin, Chair of Clinical Pharmacology
29 July - Professor Shin-Chan Han, School of Engineering
26 August - Professor Morris Altman, Head of Newcastle Business School
30 September - Professor Sally Chan, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery