In 2016, sociologist Meredith Nash is onboard as a researcher to evaluate the Homeward Bound impact. She is also a participant. This dual role gives her a unique perspective as the voyage unfolds.
Dr Meredith Nash
From: Hobart, Australia / Chicago, USA
“Homeward Bound is a contemporary, symbolic incursion of women into this very male dominated space."
"I wanted to be a doctor, I loved science at school... I was convinced I'd never be able to do it."
What is Meredith doing now?
Meredith Nash is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Tasmania and Senior Advisor – Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at the Australian Antarctic Division. She is an internationally recognised expert on leadership for women in STEMM fields and building inclusive workplaces. Meredith has led numerous high impact projects focused on preventing sexual harassment in remote scientific fieldwork, designing intersectional leadership programs for women in STEMM, evaluating institutional gender equity programs, and encouraging male allyship in STEMM. Her research has been covered widely in the global media (The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Scientific American, The Independent), shaping national and international conversations on these pressing social issues. Meredith is also an accredited executive coach.