Lecture of sociology, Charles Sturt University

Dr Donna Bridges is a gender and work theorist and a qualitative researcher. Her work focuses on gender norms in society, gender constructions, workplace inequality, discrimination and harassment. She has completed a PhD about women’s roles in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) – specifically in the areas of the combat arms and United Nations peacekeeping. She has researched in the area of women in aviation; gender and social work; and is currently working on the project “Women in trades: understanding resilience” exploring the experience of women who work in the manual trade industries in Australia, specifically factors that contribute to women’s resilience and success in the manual trades.


  • –present
    Lecture of sociology, Charles Sturt University


  • 2006 
    University of Western Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy