Dr Paula Gerber

The National Association of Women in Construction in Australia (NAWIC) makes it easier for women to enter this last bastion of male dominance.

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Paula is an academic specialising in both Construction Law and International Human Rights Law. She has lectured extensively in both areas, including teaching Human Rights Theory at the University of Prishtina in Kosovo. She has also researched and published broadly in both disciplines.

For over 15 years, Paula has been a positive role model for women working in the male-dominated field of construction. She has been the catalyst for the advancement of women studying and working in the construction industry, establishing the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in Australia in 1995 and developing Australia's first specialist tertiary education course in construction law in 2000.

Paula initiated the NAWIC annual awards of excellence to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in the different fields of construction, and established an international exchange program with NAWIC in the USA.

Paula sits as a sessional member on the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and in 2009, she was appointed to the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.