Project duration:

6 weeks




Teaching and course evaluation results are typically used for annual appraisal, confirmation and promotion. Therefore, it is vital that teaching and course evaluation instruments are not biased by design or by the environment that they operate in. How the gender of students and academic staff may influence teaching and course evaluation outcomes is a contentious issue.


The benefit of this project to UQ includes better understanding of the reasons why gender bias may arise in evaluation and possible steps to eliminate it.


Expected outcomes and deliverables:

Applicants will learn how to conduct and write a critical literature review for this project by the end of the project period.  The literature review material will aim to be used in future publications.


Suitable for:

This project is open to applicants from any School at UQ, who have completed 2 years of full-time study at UQ and who are currently enrolled at UQ.  Prior knowledge relating to education or gender studies is an advantage but not essential. Good academic writing skills are essential.

Primary Supervisor:


A/Prof KK Tang


Further info:

The supervisor wishes to be contacted by students prior to submitting an application. Students who are interested can contact the supervisor at