Advisory board

Gender Equality Academy is supported by a mixed team of experts from all over the world

The Expert Advisory Board provides advice and support to the project activities both in the development and the roll out of the GE Academy trainings. In particular, the experts contribute to standard setting, to the development of the concept, the identification of other experts and potential trainers. The Advisory Board plays a crucial role in the dissemination and exploitation activities.

Meet the Expert Advisory Board

Franz Wong

Expert in capacity-building for mainstreaming gender in development from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Netherlands

Franz Wong (PhD) is a senior social development and gender equity advisor with KIT Gender at KIT the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. He has worked in development for 30 years and as a gender specialist since 2002. He leads research and capacity strengthening initiatives at KIT Gender and has been a senior team member for a number of applied research and capacity strengthening projects, including various gender-related assessments. Franz is the co-Director of the KIT-UN Women Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers.

Ineke Klinge

Expert in gender in research (medicine) from University of Maastricht

Professor Ineke Klinge chaired the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender at the European Commission (2014-2018). This work will be continued in an expert group entitled Gendered Innovations 2 to build a bridge to the next Frame work Programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027. In 2015 she was visiting professor of Gender Medicine at the Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM) at Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin in 2015. Her background lies in biomedical sciences and gender research and her work has focused on innovation of methodologies for biomedical and health research. Since 2000 she has coordinated many EU funded projects and was a pioneer in raising awareness for integration of sex and gender in research and innovation in EU framework programmes. She also contributed to providing tools for the research community to take account of sex and gender (GenderBasic project, Special volume: Bringing gender expertise to biomedical and health research). Her book Sex and Gender in Biomedicine. Theories, Methodologies, Results was published in 2010 (University press Göttingen). In the EU/US Gendered Innovations project together with Londa Schiebinger from Stanford University (2011-2013) methods of sex and gender analysis for basic and applied research were elaborated and case studies were presented to show the added value and creative power of sex and gender analysis. She served on advisory boards of diverse national and International projects. She is currently involved in a number of EU funded projects (LIBRA, Gender Academy) and advisory board member of the Institute for Gender and Health (IGH), Canada. Professor Klinge is member of the programme committee of the Gender & Health research programme funded by the Ministry of Health, Wellbeing and Sports in the Netherlands. In October 2017 the Dutch Society for Gender & Health was launched of which she is the first president.

Jörg Müller

Expert in communities of practice on GE, coordinator of GenPORT

Jörg Müller, PhD is currently senior researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3 – UOC) in Barcelona, Spain where he forms part of the Gender and ICT research program. He obtained his PhD in Communications at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and holds a degree in Sociology and Computer Science from the Free-University in Berlin, Germany. He's been an expert advisor to the European Commission DG Research and Innovation. He has coordinated the FP7 CSA “GenPORT – An Internet Portal for Sharing Knowledge and Inspiring Collaborative Action on Gender and Science” (2013-2017), the H2020 project GEDII – “Gender-Diversity-Impact” (2015-2018) which has developed new concepts and methods for assessing the impact of gender diversity in research teams upon research performance. He currently is coordinating the H2020 project ACT - “Communities of PrACTice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe” (2018-2021).

Kalypso Sepou

Expert on women and science from Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus

Dr. Kalypso Sepou, Head of the Strategic Planning Unit at the Research Promotion Foundation, is a nominated delegate in the Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation. She has been involved in a number of initiatives promoting gender equality in research, namely the COST Action TN1201 “GenderSTE Science, Technology and Environment”, GENDER-NET, GENDER-NET Plus, GENDERACTION (as a Leader for the Work Package dealing with Mutual Learning and Capacity Building) and TARGET projects. She was responsible for drafting the Foundation’s first Gender Action Plan, approved by the Board of Directors on the 1st October 2018.

Katrien Maes

Expert in networking with universities from LERU

Katrien Maes is Deputy Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). She has worked on gender issues with LERU’s 23 universities since 2011, and has co-authored three LERU policy papers on women in academia. She has worked in various capacities at the European level on gender and careers issues, such as with GEAR (gender equality toolkit project), OTM (open, transparent, merit-based) recruitment (SGHRM working group) and MSCA H2020 advisory group (current chair).