Fostering diversity in research: policy and culture
|Starts:||13:00 23 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||14:00 23 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||1-2pm (coffee from 12.30pm)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
In this talk I will consider the role of diversity in research. I will argue that diversity, broadly defined, is important for delivering research that is high quality and that delivers benefits. Focussing on disciplinary diversity and the diversity of the research workforce, I will examine the UK's performance, and consider opportunities for increasing diversity. In the final part of my talk I will review the policy interventions and changes in research culture that are needed to seize these opportunities.
Dr Steven Hill is Head of the Research Policy at the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Prior to joining HEFCE Steven was Head of the Strategy Unit at Research Councils UK, covering a range of research policy issues, and had several roles in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, working on evidence-based policy making.
Earlier in his career Steven was a university lecturer at the University of Oxford where his research focussed on plant physiology and biotechnology.
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