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.
Dr 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
Women + Leadership - The VP of the EU talks quotas
The Vice President of the European Union and Commissioner for Justice Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding spoke at Harcourt Hill recently about EU action to increase gender diversity on company boards. Her proposed directive will introduce a legally binding quota of 40 per cent of women on non-executive boards of listed companies across Europe by 2020. After a progress update for the UK by Professor Susan Vinnicombe (Cranfield University), the event concluded with a lively panel discussion chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer.