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STEM Equals & Evidence Base: Inclusive Research Communities

Roadblocks to innovation: Creating inclusive research communities

About the series:

The UK Government Research and Development Roadmap was published in 2020, setting out the UK’s vision for science, research and innovation. Improving the culture of research, addressing long-standing equity issues, and attracting, training, and retaining diverse people are key to this strategy.

We have designed the series as dialogues between experts to address the roadblocks on the published Roadmap. If institutions want diverse researchers to create world-leading research and tackle global challenges, those institutions must first be able to answer the six questions tackled in these sessions.

These thought-provoking conversations across fields will be chaired by early career researchers to facilitate discussion intended to provide research-informed recommended actions for institutions to create more inclusive research communities in order to enable world-leading research and innovation.

This Event: Am I going to thrive here?

One measure of inclusion is how our institutions handle complaints. Our universities and organisations must be responsible for ensuring that policies, procedures, and practices enable researchers to thrive. Who thrives more in our current research cultures – the abusers or those they abuse?

  • Dr Anna Bull, Founder, 1752 Group, Lecturer in Education and Social Justice, Department of Education (University of York)
  • Dr Addy Adelaine, Cofounder & CEO, Ladders4Action

The series is organised by three Early Career Researchers:

Dr Jessica Gagnon (she/her), Research Fellow, STEM Equals, University of Strathclyde

Dr Katie Nicoll Baines (she/her), Project Manager for Evidence Base, University of Edinburgh

Dr Marco Reggiani (he/him), Research Associate, STEM Equals, University of Strathclyde

About Evidence Base: Funded by EPSRC, Evidence Base has been established to promote and execute a systems based approach to problems of equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM. Our ethos centres around examining the entire landscape of the issue. We want to move away from the ‘deficit model’ of approaching challenges of equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM careers. The solution should be focused on fixing the system, not the individual. Our vision is to integrate inclusivity across the STEM workforce in the UK through disruptive and decisive system change. On Twitter: @evidenceBase_IM Website: https://evidencebase.org.uk/

About STEM Equals: The STEM Equals project is a four year research and impact project focused on women and LGBT+ people in STEM in both academia and in industry. Through an intersectional lens, the project focuses on working cultures within higher education and industry, including better understanding the experiences of and addressing systemic inequalities faced by women and LGBT staff in STEM disciplines. The project industry partner is BAM Nuttall and the project is funded by EPSRC under the Inclusion Matters initiative, with matched funding from the University of Strathclyde. On Twitter: @STEMEquals Website: www.stemequals.ac.uk

Online – Zoom link and password provided to registered attendees on the morning of each event

Recording: The event will be recorded and shared after it is transcribed and closed captioning is added.

Access: There will be live auto-captioning through Zoom. BSL interpreters will be available at the events. Please email STEMEquals@strath.ac.uk to discuss your additional specific access requirements.


Nov 10 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Evidence Base and STEM Equals
https://evidencebase.org.uk/ www.stemequals.ac.uk
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