Mentors in Armidale & Canberra
Dr Skye Saunders
Associate Professor of Law
University of New England
Dr Skye Saunders is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at the University of New England and is a recognised expert in the field of sex discrimination law. Skye has been researching, presenting and consulting on issues of workplace sexual harassment for more than a decade.
Her work 'Whispers from the Bush - The Workplace Sexual Harassment of Australian Rural Women' (2015) is the first Australian research on the complex issue of sexual harassment in rural and remote workplaces. In 2017 the Victorian Women's Trust produced a short documentary film called 'Grace Under Fire' which is based on Skye's research on sexual harassment in rural workplaces.
In both 2018 and 2019, Skye was a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62 and CSW63) in New York with the YWCA Australia. Skye was also recently awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award (University of Canberra).
Skye also practises law as Special Counsel on Sex Discrimination matters, is an Honorary Associate Professor at the Australian National University College of Law.
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