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Professor and Associate Dean - Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity, Australian National University

Professor Meredith Nash is Associate Dean - Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the Australian National University . She was formerly Senior Advisor – Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at the Australian Antarctic Division and a cultural sociologist at the University of Tasmania. Meredith works primarily in extreme environment sociology and is an internationally recognised expert in intersectional leadership, lived experiences of historically excluded groups (e.g. women, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ folks) in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM), and building inclusive workplaces in extreme environments. Meredith is also an ICF accredited executive coach.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, Australian National University
  • 2019–2022
    Associate professor, University of Tasmania
  • 2015–2019
    Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania
  • 2011–2015
    Lecturer, University of Tasmania


  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2005 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Gender Studies
  • 2001 
    University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, BSc

Research Areas

  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Sociology (1608)
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)
  • Human Geography (1604)