Dr Joyce Wu

PhD (Australian National University)
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

  • Human Geography 1604
  • Environmental Science And Management 0502
  • Anthropology Of Development 160101
  • Environmental Politics 160605

Research interests

Gender and Development; Sustainable Development; Water Resource Management; Sexual and Gender-based Violence; Critical Masculinities; International Development; Monitoring & Evaluation; Environment and Development.


Joyce Wu is a Research Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Her primary research specialisation is gender and development with geographical focus on Asia and the Pacific. Her book, Involving Men to End Violence Against Women, examined how aid programs engage with men to become advocates for gender equality and ending violence against women in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Timor Leste. A recent collaboration with CSIRO to integrate gender into a DFAT funded programme, Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio, involved mainstreaming gender into water resource management in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. 

Prior to academic life, Joyce has worked in the aid sector with organisations including DFAT and UN Women on gender and development issues in China, Myanmar, and more broadly South East Asia. 

Joyce is a 2019 Fulbright Senior Scholar, which will take her to Kansas State University to explore how its gender equity and diversity initiatives can be transferred in overseas higher education context. 

Past student projects

Climate Change and Gender Impact in Papua New Guinea

Gender Politics of State Governance in Myanmar


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