Dr Skye Saunders

Senior Lecturer
LLB, Grad Dip Legal Practice (Merit), PhD
+61 2 6197 0120
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Biography

Dr Skye Saunders is Australia’s leading expert in the area of sexual harassment in rural communities. Skye is the author of the recently released book entitled Whispers from the Bush- The Workplace Sexual Harassment of Australian Rural Women. This work is the first in Australia to focus on the nature, pervasiveness and reporting of sexual harassment in rural workplaces. The book draws upon 107 interviews which Skye conducted with rurally located employees and employers about their experiences of sexual harassment at work, shining light on a largely hidden phenomenon.

Skye has also published a book chapter and seven journal articles in Australian and international law journals on the complexities of sexual harassment in male dominated workplaces. Skye advocates for gender and the law and her research has captured broader public interest with recent reports in The Age, Cleo magazine, ABC Radio National and in Fairfax’s Daily Life. Skye is a regular speaker at conferences and events, both in Australia and internationally. Recent examples of her presentations include the 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Sexual Harassment, Milan, Italy, 2014 (where she presented two papers) and the 3rd National Rural Law and Justice Conference, Orange NSW.

Appointments

  • Acting Director, ANU Legal Workshop.
  • Director, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)
  • Director, Master of Legal Practice (MLP). Prior to being appointed as Director of these programs, Skye formerly served as Sub-Dean.

Recent news

23
Mar
2017
Woman in professional meeting
Speaking out against discrimination at work is far from easy. But, Dr Skye Saunders argues, it's necessary if we want a healthy workplace culture for women.
16
Mar
2017
Dr Skye Saunders and Tasneem Chopra
ANU Legal Workshop recently sponsored the Law Institute Victoria's Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Luncheon in Melbourne.
06
Mar
2017
Gender equality
Hypocrisy was as blatant as misogyny in the discussion about the absence of "the feminists" in last week's response to comments by Keysar Trad writes Dr Skye Saunders.
02
Feb
2017
Legal Aid Clinic group
February marks the 20th anniversary of the Canberra Legal Aid Clinic, an opportunity for law students to work at the “coalface” of the legal profession while completing their Graduate Diploma Legal Practice at ANU Legal Workshop.

In the Media

15
May
2017
Skye Saunders speaks to SBS Radio
1
May
2017
Skye Saunders talks to Law Institute of Victoria Journal
9
Mar
2017
Skye Saunders writes in Fairfax Media

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Associate Director of the ANU Legal Workshop, Dr Skye Saunders is Australia’s leading expert in the area of sexual harassment in rural communities. Skye is the author of the recently released book entitled Whispers from the Bush- The Workplace Sexual Harassment of Australian Rural Women. This work is the first in Australia to focus on the nature, pervasiveness and reporting of sexual harassment in rural workplaces. The book draws upon 107 interviews which Skye conducted with rurally located employees and employers about their experiences of sexual harassment at work, shining light on a largely hidden phenomenon.

Skye has also published a book chapter and seven journal articles in Australian and international law journals on the complexities of sexual harassment in male dominated workplaces.

Skye advocates for gender and the law and her research has captured broader public interest with recent reports in The Age, Cleo magazine, ABC National and in Fairfax’ Daily Life.

Skye is a regular speaker a speaker at conferences and events, both in Australia and internationally. Recent examples of her presentations include the 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Sexual Harassment, Milan, Italy, 2014 (where she presented two papers) and the 3rd National Rural Law and Justice Conference, Orange NSW.

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Previous courses

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