• Consultancy

    Our research informs and helps to change policy and practice and shape debates in key areas including age discrimination, age equality, religion and belief. Our interventions influence the way senior managers develop policies to manage their workforce, and shape legal thinking.

    We provide consultancy services where we can act as independent partners, providing insight and advice based on our broad research-based experience and knowledge to help organisations to develop their equality and diversity strategy and manage potential risks related to equality and diversity issues.

    Read about our work

  • The equality legislation framework has developed significantly since its inception in the 1970s, and the past decade has seen the introduction of the public sector duties from 2001 onwards, and most recently, the passage into law of the Equality Act.

    These legislative developments have come to play a key role in shaping employment policies for all employers, and many large employers now set out explicitly to achieve and sustain high levels of labour market participation from the different equality target groups. Citizenship is closely related with participation in the labour market and equality of opportunity in employment contributes substantially to social cohesion. At an organisational level equality policies and legislation have significant implications for the management of human resources in the workplace. They require the development of leadership capabilities to deliver fair and inclusive employment practices as part of organisations’ corporate social responsibility.

    • Consultant and advisor to the European Commission, MPs and UK government
    • Research and consultancy provided to global organisations such as BMW and KPMG
    • Advice provided to institutions and organizations to help challenge status quo and shape interventions
    • Influencing legal thinking through evidenced-based research

  • Please contact us to find out more

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    Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice
    Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane
    Oxford
    OX3 0BP
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 488108

    Director

    Dr Anne Laure Humbert
    Email: a.humbert@brookes.ac.uk

    Assistant Director

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

    Research Fellow 

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

    Research Administrator 

    Mieke Tyrrell
    Email: mtyrrell@brookes.ac.uk

  • 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