The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice was established in 2004 as an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional centre which specialises in research and knowledge transfer in the area of equality and diversity management in the workplace.
Its activities focus on:
- Interdisciplinary research linking legal and human resource management perspectives;
- Applied research which brings together academics and practitioners to take an evidence-based approach to developing policy best practice in managing workplace equalities;
- Fostering policy and research relationships with policy makers, trade unions, other agencies, and academic institutions to facilitate debate and discussion;
- Consultancy and knowledge transfer to assist organisations to develop and implement equality programmes.
Professor Simonetta Manfredi’s book on Equality and Diversity Management: Theory and Practice, co-authored with Dr Savita Kumra and published by Oxford University Press in 2012 won the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Management Book of the year 2013 award in the Management and Leadership Textbook category. Read more
Events and news
Public Sector Equality Duty - round-table discussion on the future of the duty following the recent government review and the challenges of implementation in a time of diminishing resources. Thursday 28 November, 4.30 - 6pm: booking essential - click here to request details.
See also our recent meta-study (PDF 543KB) analysis (PDF 446KB) of evidence for the duty, and our latest Oxford Human Rights Hub blogs on the evidence supporting the PSED, and the need for 'hard evidence' to support the duty going forward.
The Centre is undertaking a new project with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, investigating the career trajectory of alumni who have undertaken the Top Management Programme (TMP). More information is available here