• Gearing roles
  • GEARING-Roles

    GEARING-Roles is a four-year Coordination and Support Action project that will bring together a pan-European group of academics and industry professionals to collaborate and exchange knowledge, good practices, and lessons learned on designing, implementing, and evaluating 6 Gender Equality Plans (GEPs). The project, therefore, has a firm objective of challenging and transforming gender roles and identities linked to professional careers, and work towards real institutional change. This multi-disciplinary, multi-national, and multi-sectorial collaboration will be supported by training in this space, mentoring activities, awareness-raising campaigns as well as bi-annual videos and podcasts and annual networking events.

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    The role of Oxford Brookes University within the project:

    The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University is one of the six GEP implementing partners. It will work towards three objectives which promote gender mainstreaming in research, pedagogy and practice. Firstly, to promote and measure the inclusion of gender and feminist perspectives in research programmes and methodologies. Second, provide training for all faculties to support the development and integration of gender-related content and competencies into undergraduate, graduate and doctoral curricula. Finally, to encourage community engagement in the promotion of gender diversity and inclusion outside the classroom and among different members on campus.

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    a.humbert@brookes.ac.uk, Dr Anne Laure Humbert, Centre Director of Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

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  • 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

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

    Research Fellow 

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


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

    Founding Director

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

    Research Administrator 

    Mieke Tyrrell
    Email: mtyrrell@brookes.ac.uk