• Welcome

    The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice was established in 2004. It is a cross-institutional centre which specialises in inter-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange on equality and diversity with a focus on work- and organisational settings and its (wider) societal impact. The Centre brings together academic and management expertise from the University's Faculty of Business, School of Law and the Directorate of Human Resources. Its main activities include: interdisciplinary research linking legal and management perspectives to inform equality policies and practices in the workplace and around; events to facilitate debate and discussion on equality and diversity issues between academics, policy-makers, trade unions, senior managers and equality specialists; consultancy and knowledge exchange to assist organisations in developing and implementing equality programmes.

  • Get involved: join us

    Would you like to become a friend of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice? We are grateful to our Centre friends for their support, which covers a vast range of activities.

    How you can help

    • Speak at one of our conferences or share your expertise at events
    • Sponsor an event or research project
    • Provide access to an organisation for research purposes
    • Provide prizes for best students’ dissertations on equality issues
    • Mentor our students
    • Sponsor a PhD student


  • Please contact us to find out more

    Join our mailing list by emailing cdprp@brookes.ac.uk
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    Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice
    Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane
    Oxford
    OX3 0BP
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 483049

    Director

    Professor Simonetta Manfredi 
    Email: smanfredi@brookes.ac.uk

    Co-Director

    Dr Ulrike Fasbender 
    Email: u.fasbender@brookes.ac.uk

    Assistant Director

    Professor Lucy Vickers 
    Email: lrvickers@brookes.ac.uk 

    PhD Researcher and Research Assistant 

    Kate Clayton-Hathway 
    Email: kclayton-hathway@brookes.ac.uk 

    PhD Researcher and Research Assistant 

    Emily Cousens
    Email: ecousens@brookes.ac.uk

    Research Administrator 

    Mieke Tyrrell
    Email: mtyrrell@brookes.ac.uk