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.
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:
- Health and well-being, including gender-based violence
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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