The WiSE Research Centre, established in October 2010, takes an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to gender analysis of economic and public policy both in Scotland and internationally. Using a feminist economics lens WiSE highlights women’s visible and invisible economic contribution by challenging established norms and models.

WiSE activities and achievements uphold the University’s core mission to contribute beyond the traditional role of a university in the creation, curation and transfer of knowledge and problem-solving skills.

Central to GCU’s commitment ‘For the Common Good’ is its objectives of ‘imbuing a strong sense of global citizenship amongst our students and staff’ and ‘the positioning of critical discourse and creative innovation at the centre of our research and educational activity’ (GCU Strategy 2020). WiSE’ s intellectual, social and emotional capital is aimed at working collaboratively through our research, teaching,civic and policy engagement to foster creative interdisciplinary initiatives that exploit new knowledge to inform public policy.