Diversity and Inclusion Hub

The Diversity and Inclusion Research Hub

The Diversity and Inclusion Research Hub is an interdisciplinary platform focusing on groundbreaking diversity and inclusion research. It unites researchers by focusing on bringing about sustainable, long-term sociocultural change to our societies.

The Hub aims to bring together researchers across the three campuses of the University, in Malaysia, China and the UK, who specialise in investigative research on issues of diversity and inclusion.

By working together and building upon our existing strengths, we aim to make Nottingham an internationally recognised, interdisciplinary centre of research excellence, taking full advantage of the innovation that results from colleagues working at the interface of different disciplines.

The Hub is currently led by Professor Louise Mullany, and it is governed by a steering committee of members from across all academic Faculties, along with members from supporting professional services.

Key connections

The D&I Hub is closely affiliated with the University’s Institute for Policy and Engagement. The Hub works in partnership with the Institute to identify key opportunities for D&I policy and practice, in order to create new research projects, work on research impact, and collaborating with governments and external stakeholders at international, national and local levels.

Groundbreaking research investigating contemporary issues of equality and diversity is being conducted at our University on all campuses across all Faculties.

Key research themes

The Hub operates around the following six key themes:

  •  Education
  • Law
  • Health and well-being, including gender-based violence
  • Finance
  • International development
  • Businesses and leadership, including entrepreneurship

 Within these research themes, research expertise is clustered around the following D&I issues, which often intersect: 

  • Race, ethnicity and cultural heritage
  • Gender
  • LGBT
  • Disability
  • Socio-economic deprivation
  • National and international policy development 


Current Research Projects

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)

The Decolonisation of the curriculum project

Disabling patterns of injustice in and through learning

Naming resistance

Historical slavery and reparative justice in Nottingham


Gender-Related Research Projects

Professional Communication: Discrimination, Prejudice and Bias in Healthcare, Law and Businesses

#getconsent: addressing sexual violence

Female social entrepreneurship

‘Impostor Phenomenon’ in the workplace


Sexual Orientation, Gender Reassignments Research Projects

Trans-inclusive feminism

LGBT youth identity and policy and transgender health

Sexual health education

Dr Hongwei Bao, Associate Professor in Media Studies, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, Faculty of Arts


Disability Research

Pain at Work

Disability, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Menopause, a hidden health concern, and the workplace


Disability in Education and at work in China

Mental disability and law


Cross Sectional and Systemic EDI

STEMM Change: Uncovering Barriers to Inclusion and Transforming Institutional Culture

ReMEDI project: reverse mentoring and organisational change

Religion, age and sexuality

Gender and ethnicity in leadership in education

EDI and the geographies of economic practice

The inclusive strengths of a diverse cluster: EDI in Organisational Behaviour / Human Resources Management (OB/HRM).

Building systemic EDI

Citizen Science: an inclusive approach to science


International Projects

EDI and Education

EDI and Education across income groups

Africapitalism, Corporate Governance and gender

Gender, a priority driver in the ODA

Gender and Leadership

Women and the Media

Neurodiversity and education

Neurodiversity and culture

Disability and the workplace

The Asia Research Institute policy briefs

The future: collaboration and enhanced impact

Steering Committee Membership

  • Kay Fuller
  • Stacy Johnson
  • Chris Sims
  • Amanda Chukwudozie
  • Kelly Vere
  • Helen Williams
  • Melissa Yoong (UNNC)
  • Raheela Khan
  • Other members to be added for 21/22






Diversity and Inclusion Hub

The University of Nottingham
Address line two
Nottingham, postcode

telephone: +44 (0) 115 XXX XXXX
email: research-group-email@nottingham.ac.uk