Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Shifting the Dial

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 
10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm BST

Research Professional News Live – Drive Research Excellence webinar series

There is now widespread acknowledgement that diversity strengthens research environments — to create a fairer, more equitable culture in which people from all backgrounds have genuine opportunity to thrive. But the growing attention paid to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has not yet translated into the scale or pace of change needed to unlock research careers for many people from groups under-represented in the sector. All too often, disadvantage and inequality still pervade.

This Research Professional News webinar will hear from leading experts and advocates to examine what funders, institutions and individuals at all levels in the sector can do to speed the pace of change.

We will look at examples of DEI initiatives that have made a positive difference, what measures might be counterproductive, and specific issues that need to be addressed to really shift the dial on one of the most pressing challenges facing the research community today.

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Please note - guest speakers now also include: Parveen Yaqoob, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) University of Reading; and Dina Stroud, U.S. National Science Foundation

Katherine Deane

Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia and University Access Ambassador

Alejandra Palermo

Head of Global Inclusion
Royal Society of Chemistry

Sapna Marwaha

Independent Consultant and Deputy Chair of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (and Chair of the EDI Advisory Group)

Jakob Feldtfos Christensen

Director of DIVERSIunity

Chair: Harriet Swain

Associate editor
Research Professional News