• PhD Opportunities

    We offer opportunities for PhD students relating to our specialist research areas which include:

    • Extending working lives and managing age diversity in the workplace
    • Gender in the workplace
    • Women and leadership
    • Work-life balance and sustainable working
    • Religion or belief issues in the workplace
    • The public sector equality duty

    We are open to consider PhD proposals on other topics relating to equality and diversity issues in the workplace and in the labour market.

    Our research attracts external funding from a range of high profile sources which include the European Commission, KMPG, the 30% Club, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Equality Challenge Unit, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the European Social Fund.

    Supervisors are leading academic who are experts in their field. We also offer students the opportunity to be supervised by an interdisciplinary small team of academics to add value to their research by engaging from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our researchers share their experiences with their PhD students of working closing with research users such as policy-makers and senior practitioners to facilitate meaningful research impact.

    Our PhD students also have the opportunity to take part in the Centre events and to be exposed to our networking connections which include academics from other institutions both in the UK and internationally, policy-makers, senior human resources practitioners and equality specialists, who together help shape debates surrounding policy, practice and legal thinking.

  • Current PhD researchers


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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