Sarah Gosper

Sarah Gosper
University of Melbourne | MSD · School of Social and Political Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy


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I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne. My research examines rural masculinity in urban China, with a specific focus on marriage and bachelorhood. I am interested in how rurality and bachelorhood intersect in urban contexts and the gendered negotiations men make to secure their future.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - February 2016
  • Consultant
  • Research consultant to develop a report for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. The project involved analysis of qualitative data based on stakeholders’ responses to survey questions, and preparation of a short report.
July 2015 - December 2018
The Equality Institute
  • Research Associate
  • Researcher and technical advisor on gender and GBV for a number of organisations including Our Watch, The Gates Foundation, The Asia Foundation, Oxfam, UN Women, UNDP, the World Bank, and the WHO. Key responsibilities included: • Conducting quantitative and qualitative research, evidence reviews and programme evaluations. • Research and policy uptake including translating scientific evidence into accessible tools as well as media engagement. • Assisting on research methods, sample, and questionn
November 2011 - January 2012
Western Sydney University
  • Research Assistant
  • Research assistant on a study analysing the links between homicide, alcohol, and the night-time economy. Key responsibilities included: • Conducting comparative analysis of case files from the National Homicide Database • Desk-based literature review; supporting project development; advising on the development of the Database • Data entry and coding; data management and developing a knowledge management system


Publications (2)
Conference Paper
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Interactions with intelligent systems have become common in domestic and professional life. However, little is known about how pilots, who already work in a highly automated environment, envisage using intelligent systems in their work environment. This preliminary analysis investigates pilots' needs and wants for digital flight assistants (DFAs) t...


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