Professor Christine Cross works in the Department of Work & Employment Studies at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick (UL). Prior to joining UL, she worked for a number of multinational organizations in both management and human resource management roles, in the IT, Banking and Retail sectors. Her research, consultancy and publication interests include the broad area of diversity, in particular, gender inequality and the workforce experiences of immigrants. Her work is published in leading international journals and has both policy and practice impact. She is also a regular contributor to the media on the topic of gender inequality.

She leads Working Group 2 “Leadership and Decision-Making”. Let’s get to know her better through the following interview:

What encouraged you to participate in VOICES?

I am passionate about creating an environment where female early career researchers (ECIs) can thrive and advance their careers. I hope my involvement will lead to an increase in the visibility of inequalities faced by ECIs from a gender perspective and to promote a sustainable dialogue between ECIs and stakeholders.

What are the core areas of work of the WG that you lead or participate in?

I am the work group leader for Work Group 2 which is focused on Leadership and Decision-Making. WG2 has two main objectives: (1) to bring ECIs, especially female ones, into decision-making bodies, and also to (2) change the discussion culture in those bodies in order to ensure efficient and impactful engagement of ECIs in dialogues and negotiations.

What do you expect from your participation in VOICES?

I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to meet researchers interested in this area.

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