Ensuring Representation in Research
The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements which came to the fore in 2020 galvanised so many of us to take stock and address the inequalities we observe and enable. And while representation matters in all walks of life, it is even more critical within research, due to the role we play in shaping policy development and business decisions.
In our most recent event we brought together an audience of research commissioners from the private, public and voluntary sectors to discuss: why equality, diversity and inclusion are so critical to the research industry, the barriers to creating inclusive workplaces and work practices, and practical ways we can influence inclusion and diversity within our organisations.
With a range of speakers bringing different perspectives to the conversation:
- Jane Frost, CEO of the Market Research Society
- Vicky Cummings, Senior Research Officer at the ONS
- Lisa Jobson, Director at diversity and inclusion consultancy EW Group
- Jan Shury, MD of IFF Research