Linguistic Profiling
for Professionals

Communicating equality

Having a diverse, inclusive workforce means that an organisation can offer a wide range of ideas, skills, resources and energies to give it a competitive edge.

An ethnically diverse group of people sit at a conference desk in a boardroom


There are clear benefits to having a more diverse workforce. There is a much wider pool of talent available to an organisation that embraces diversity, who will then reap the benefits of a broader market, improved productivity and an enriched profile within the community.

Because of the perceived complexity of the subject, many organisations can find it difficult to fully engage with and address these issues. Here at LiPP, we can provide you with the expertise you need. Our staff have over 20 years' experience researching and teaching equality, diversity and organisational communication in a wide range of businesses and organisations in the UK and globally, from SMEs through to large multinationals.

Our unique links with a wide range of consultants who specialise in this area means that we can offer tailored support for your organisation, either through consultancy, workshops or online courses, to create a training package that's unique to you and your needs.

To find out more or to discuss working with us, please  get in touch with us - we'd love to hear from you.


Hear what our previous clients have to say about LiPP’s equality, diversity and inclusion portfolio:

"great insight into the language elements"
"myth-busting practical exercises, food for thought!"
"very informative and useful resources"

Recent clients

We have worked with organisations of all sizes, across private, public and the third sector to address issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Some of our most recent clients and collaborators include:

  • The NHS London Leadership Academy
  • Nottinghamshire Fire Service
  • Nottinghamshire Police
  • Adaptis Limited
  • Nottingham Women’s Centre
  • Nottingham City Council


The LiPP team includes internationally-renowned experts in the research field of language and gender studies, who have published extensively on equality in a wide range of professional settings.

Book publications include Gendered Discourse in the Professional Workplace (Mullany 2007), shortlisted for the International Gender and Language Association book prize and Language, Gender and Feminism (Mills and Mullany 2011). 


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Linguistic Profiling for Professionals

Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0) 115 748 6360
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924