Natalie Galea


Dr Natalie Galea is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Australian Human Rights Institute in the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales. Her two primary research interests are gender equality in male-dominated sectors and gender violence in sport. Natalie recently completed a major industry and government funded research project focused on policy, practice and gender equality in the Australian construction sector. She works closely with the construction sector and is a prominent voice for change.

She is co-designer and director of Cultivate, a sponsorship program focused on company and leader readiness, and the advancement of women in male-dominated sectors. Prior to commencing her career in academia, Natalie worked for almost two decades as a construction project manager. She delivered a range of projects for construction companies including Cimic, Lendlease and Stockland, in Australia, the Middle East and North Africa. Natalie is also an Australian Olympian who is passionate about athlete’s rights.

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Day 1


Leadership from the top – the potential of policy

What can equity policy offer? How do we ensure that it is deployed effectively to gain traction and achieve real change? Emily Grandstaff-Rice, Natalie Galea, Amy Muir and Jocelyn Chiew explore the challenges of putting policy to work in a panel discussion chaired by Naomi Stead.

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