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Diversity Interest Group Work & Employment Research Unit

The Diversity Interest Group (DIG) is a new and unique collaboration of academics at the University of Greenwich who are interested in researching and understanding equality and diversity. The remit of the group is equality and diversity matters arising from any of the 9 protected characteristics covered in the Equality Act 2010:

1. Age
2. Race
3. Sex
4. Disability
5. Sexual orientation
6. Pregnancy and maternity
7. Religion or belief
8. Gender reassignment
9. Marriage or civil partnership

The Diversity Interest Group provides space for collaboration, cross fertilisation of ideas and germination of new ideas to research and improve our understanding of equality and diversity in the workplace. In particular the group encourages interdisciplinary research and approaches that include intersectionality.

Follow us on Twitter @DIG_UoG

For more information please contact:

Dr Laura William
L.C.William@greenwich.ac.uk
Founder and Leader of Diversity Interest Group

Current Equality and Diversity Based Projects:

Dr Laura William (PI) 2016: 60,000 Euros from the European Commission for a pan European project on "Bargaining for productivity: an international comparative study of how productivity is manifested on the collective bargaining agenda". With Dr Graham Symon, Dr Ulke Veersma, Dr Bethania Mendes De Brito Antunes.

Dr Laura William and Prof Sue Corby: Access to justice: process and outcomes from Employment Tribunals for disabled employees.

Dr Patrick McGurk and Prof Sian Moore: Research project on the Voluntary Recruitment Code (aka the 'Rooney Rule') in English Football.

Dr Barbara Samaluk: In 2016 awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship for a research project on the process of work transitions and transnational mobility of qualified young and precarious teachers and social care workers.

Dr Sofia Stathi: Reducing prejudice and improving intergroup attitudes with the use of direct and indirect contact; Identity and (realistic and symbolic) threat in contexts of conflict: the role of interpersonal and intergroup processes; Promoting social change via collective action: majority and minority perspectives.

Dr Kenisha Linton, Prof Jennifer Brown, Prof Jenny Fleming, and Dr Marisa Silvestri: Senior Women in Policing: excellence through difference.

Dr Kenisha Linton, Nona McDuff, and Dr Hans-Joachim Wolfram: Barriers and challenges faced by BME student and staff in higher education: implications for equality.

Dr Michèle Birtel: Reducing intergroup conflict through intergroup contact, mental imagery, mindfulness meditation; Diversity and multiculturalism; Cross-cultural differences in health stigma.

DIG members were presenting at the following conferences in 2017:

  • European Work and Organisational Psychology in Practice Conference, Dublin
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, London
  • Critical Management Studies, Liverpool
  • Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta
  • 18th General Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology, Granada
  • Ex Nihilo Zero Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna
  • 1st International Symposium of Intergroup Communication, Thessaloniki
  • Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Edinburgh