Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Network


About us

Overcoming inequality and promoting diversity is a significant and enduring societal challenge. 

This Network aims to identify and prioritise key areas and challenges of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to advance our understanding about how individuals and societies experience, respond to and are affected by intersecting identities and/or sociocultural factors.

This builds on Oxford Brookes University’s well-established research history in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, especially through our Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice. 

As a cross-disciplinary and collaborative Network, we are exploring critical issues and key themes for progress to a more inclusive society, including social class and mobility, gender inequalities, sexuality, disabilities, parenthood, national identity and race.

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Latest events


14 January 2022

Intersectionality and innovations

A panel discussion with Dr Sola Adesola (Senior Lecturer in Business and Management, Oxford Brookes University) and Yinka Makinde.



20 October 2021

The spinout journey from a gender perspective

Read the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) blog by Prof Simonetta Manfredi where she questions the significant gender gap in university spinouts leadership and explores why it matters.

Work with the network

Are you interested in collaborating with us? Are you seeking an expert to consult? Or looking for a guest speaker on an aspect of equality, diversity and inclusion? Would you like to find out more about the network or any of our projects? If so please get touch with us.

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