Dr. Dorothea Bowyer (PhD, CPA, MIntl. Business, BCom) is a lecturer at Western Sydney University (WSU) School of Business, since 2004 and is passionate about integrating teaching and research so that each stimulates the other in a ‘modern’ classroom. Her research is threefold and focuses on a) gender equity in higher education, b) infrastructure management, stakeholder accountability & economic growth and c) graduate employability.
Dorothea is the chair of the WSU Engaged Parent Network and a member of her School’s Equity and Diversity Working Party. She was a recipient and involved Gender Equity Funded projects: “Returning to Work after Parental Leave: An Appreciative Inquiry” and “The Impact of Parenting on Careers”. The latter project involves exploring and reviewing gender equality policies across the tertiary and corporate sector. She has extended her work to focus on investigating gender equity policies for student-parents in Australia. At present she is involved in a project on the visibility of children on campuses and has assisted the voiced of student parents to be heard.
Next to her involvement in gender equity, she is also the European lead for the Western School of Business and has held multiple overseas guest lectureships. The scope of her education research focuses on students’ graduate employability and the overall call for transferable skill development in tertiary education curricula. The scope of her industry related research focuses on the air transport industry and infrastructure asset management. She has worked on projects within the aviation sector and also the public sector.