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.
Events and news
The Centre celebrated its
10-year anniversary in May 2014
NEW Professor Lucy Vickers' blog - 'Conform or be Confined' about the recent European Court of Human Rights ruling on France's 'burqa-ban'
NEW Research - Researching the Careers of Top Management Programme Alumni: The Centre was commissioned by the Equality Challenge Unit and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to research the career trajectories of senior leaders in higher education who are alumni of the Leadership Foundation's Top Management Programme (TMP). The research explored alumni's experiences of how their gender, ethnicity, disability, and other equality-related characteristics may have influenced their career paths; and highlights factors that may have facilitated or hindered their career progression. See: summary report (PDF 1.93MB). Discussion on the issues around the report between author, Professor Simonetta Manfredi and Oxford Brookes Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer. (The Conversation)
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