GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences: Go to homepage
To top


Claudia Schredl studied Sociology at the University of Vienna (B.A.), International Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (B.Sc.) and Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (M.Sc.). In her studies she focused on gender dimensions in the labor market and family policy, specifically on the gendered division of labor. She wrote her Master’s thesis about “Gender Differences in Paid and Unpaid Work in Austria”. During her studies she worked as tutor and student assistant at the Institute of Sociology (University of Vienna) and at the Department of Socioeconomics (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

Since April 2018 Claudia Schredl is a scientific associate at GESIS, Team CEWS, working in the EU-funded projects GEECCO (2017-2021, Horizon 2020) and UniSAFE (2021-2024, Horizon 2020).

Claudia Schredl is also a doctoral candidate at the Paderborn University, Department of Sociology, writing her dissertation on "The Pitfalls of Essentialism for Gender Change in STEM Universities".

To top


In the UniSAFE project responsible for the development and implementation of an online survey on gender-based violence in over 45 universities and research organisations in 15 European countries. The aim of the survey is to provide comprehensive insights into the prevalence of gender-based violence in academia, its determinants and consequences.

Core tasks in the GEECCO project included the evaluation of gender equality plans, the development of tailor-made monitoring tools as well as the conceptualization of online tutorials for sustainably building up evaluative steering capacities in the GEECCO partner organisations.
To top


Gender Equality Policy in Science in the EU

Evaluation of Institutional Change in Universities and Research Organisations

Gender Stereotypes, Sexual Harassment and Gender-based Violence in Academia

Feminist Institutionalism

Application of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in this Field

To top



To top
Contribution to edited volume

Lipinsky, Anke, and Claudia Schredl. 2023. "International vergleichende Forschung über Formen geschlechtsbezogener Gewalt in Wissenschaftsorganisationen." In Sexualisierte Belästigung, Diskriminierung und Gewalt im Hochschulkontext, edited by Heike Pantelmann, and Sabine Blackmore, 43-54. Springer Gabler. doi:

To top
Working and discussion paper

Lipinsky, Anke, Claudia Schredl, Horst Baumann, Anne Laure Humbert, and Jagriti Tanwar. 2022. Gender-based violence and its consequences in European Academia: First results from the UniSAFE survey.

Lipinsky, Anke, and Claudia Schredl. 2021. Final evaluation report. GEECCO: Gender equality in engineering through communication and commitment (H2020 project).

To top
Other article

Schredl, Claudia. 2022. "Data protection in the UniSAFE survey: Blog Text."

Schredl, Claudia, and Anke Lipinsky. 2021. "Wenn ..., dann ..., und dann würde das dazu führen, dass ...": Evaluation von Gleichstellungsplänen von vier MINT-Universitäten im Rahmen des EU-Projektes GEECCO." In CEWS-Journal , 31-34.


To top
Conference contribution

Schredl, Claudia. 2023. "Emerging Forms of Gender-Based Violence and Their Measurement in Higher Education Context: Measurements of Psychological and Economic Violence." ESRA 2023 Conference, University of Milan-Bicocca , Milan, 2023-07-19.

Lipinsky, Anke, and Claudia Schredl. 2023. "Predictors of crisis? How gender balance in leadership and essentialist beliefs in research affect gender-based violence prevalence among staff." Gender, Work & Organisation (GWO) Conference 2023, Stellenbosch Business School, Stellenbosch, 2023-06-30.

Schredl, Claudia, Anke Lipinsky, and Anne Laure Humbert. 2022. "Measures of Gender-based Violence Under Revision : A Mapping of Existing Measures of Gender-based Violence, its Determinants and Consequences in Higher Education and Research Environments ." European Conference on Politics and Gender 2022, Ljubljana, 2022-07-06.

Schredl, Claudia. 2021. "The pitfalls of essentialism for gender equality measures in STEM Universities." Gender Equality in Higher Education Conference 2021, Online, 2021-09-15.

Schredl, Claudia. 2021. "The pitfalls of essentialism for gender equality measures in STEM Universities." Gender, Work and Organization Conference 2021, Online, 2021-06-30.

Schredl, Claudia. 2020. "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? The Pitfalls of Essentialist Gender Beliefs for Gender Equality Measures in STEM Universities." EMBO | EMBL | HHMI Conference: Gender Roles and their Impact in Academia, Heidelberg (Online), 2020-10-13.

Schredl, Claudia. 2019. "Gender Differences in Paid and Unpaid Work. A Study based on 2012/13 GGS-Data Relating the Gendered Division of Unpaid Work to Paid Working Time in Austria." ESPAnet Austria, 3. Forschungskonferenz, Innsbruck, 2019-04-25.

To top
Contribution not at conference

Schredl, Claudia. 2022. "How to interpret the survey results of the institutional data provided by GESIS." UniSAFE Community, online exchange on "How to interpret and communicate the survey results", 2022-10-26.

Lipinsky, Anke, and Claudia Schredl. 2022. "Sneak peek into survey results and workflow for sharing the institutional datasets ." UniSAFE Community, online exchange on "Institutional responses to gender-based violence: Presentation of UniSAFE's main findings", 2022-09-26.

Schredl, Claudia. 2022. "UniSAFE survey – Gender-based violence and its consequences for students." Panel discussion on "Making universities and research organisations safe for students: UniSAFE findings", Kampus Hybernská, Prague, 2022-11-22.

Schredl, Claudia, and Maria Sangiuliano. 2021. "Methods for monitoring and evaluating institutional change." GE Academy Online Training, Online, 2021-11-03.

Schredl, Claudia. 2020. "Findings and Recommendations of the GEECCO Interim Evaluation at Politechnika Krakowsa." GEECCO WP8-WP10 Workshop, Krakau, 2020-01-30.

Schredl, Claudia. 2020. "Findings and Recommendations of the GEECCO Interim Evaluation at TU Wien." GEECCO WP8-WP10 Workshop, Wien, 2020-01-17.

Schredl, Claudia. 2020. "Findings and Recommendations of the GEECCO Interim Evaluation at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya." GEECCO WP8-WP10 Workshop, Barcelona, 2020-02-04.

Schredl, Claudia. 2019. "Evaluation of Institutional Gender Equality Policies." 5th GEECCO Project Meeting, Reggio Calabria, 2019-06-03.


To top
Articles or interviews in non-scientific media

Schredl, Claudia. 2021. "GEECCO Data Monitoring Tool."

Schredl, Claudia. 2021. "Gender Equality Approaches ... and their impact on the implementation of gender equality plans in European universities."

Schredl, Claudia. 2021. "Gender Equality Plans in Technical Universities and the Use of Logic Models (Video)." .

Schredl, Claudia. 2021. "How to Develop SMART Gender Equality Objectives."