Research

Research opportunities

Research opportunities

Our doors are open to researchers across disciplines - whether you are looking to collaborate, to join us at Lincoln, or enrol on one of our postgraduate degrees

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Our Research Themes

Our Research Themes

Our interdisciplinary research themes seek to understand and challenge discrimination, both in higher education and wider society

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Inclusive environments

Inclusive environments

Interdisciplinary research that seeks to develop new strategies for changing system-wide attitudes, culture and practices within HEI communities, and building inclusive research and teaching environments and communities across the sector

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Social justice

Social justice

The business-case for EDI is now well-established, but fundamentally our research is underpinned by a belief in a fair and equal society, where every individual matters, regardless of their gender, sex, race, (dis)ability, sexuality, religion, age, or other characteristic

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Structures & Culture

Structures & Culture

Seeking to understand the social structures and cultures in society, institutions and organisations, that are barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion, and to identify evidence-based solutions to challenge these

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Perceptions & prejudice

Perceptions & prejudice

Interdisciplinary and engaged research that seeks to understand and challenge the influence of stereotypes and biases on behaviour and communication that leads to cultural barriers

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Life course approach

Life course approach

By considering the 'life course', we provide an overarching framework for understanding a range of inequalities across a number of spheres, including work, care, education, occupation, social mobility, gender and health, and how they emerge, evolve and accumulate over time

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Interdisciplinarity

Interdisciplinarity

Research that embeds equality, diversity and inclusion within other disciplines, as well as advancing new research about EDI, unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries

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Intersectionality

Intersectionality

We understand that people's lives are shaped by many factors in very diverse ways, and that categorisations, such as gender, race and class, are always inter-dependent, working together to influence each other

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