The theme of this round of the Awards – which recognise the excellent work undertaken across both the Loughborough and London campuses – is Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
All of the finalists are exploring specific EDI issues – either evaluating interventions, broadening impact across a wide range of beneficiaries, or promoting inclusivity within the research community or elsewhere.
The standard of entrants was exceptional, making it difficult to whittle down the long list of nominees to a shortlist of just six.
Dr Eugenie Hunsicker, senior lecturer in Mathematics and Director of Equality and Diversity for the School of Science has been nominated for her project ‘Diversity in Mathematics – A holistic approach to EDI across STEM’.
You are now invited to review the excellent shortlisted projects and vote for your favourite.
Dr Saul Albert, Professor Elizabeth Stokoe, Professor Donald Hislop, Professor Thorsten Gruber, Dr Crispin Coombs and Mark Harrison
AI and voice technologies in disability, health and social care
FA Coach Inclusion and Diversity
Dr Steven Bradbury
Evaluating the FA Coach Inclusion and Diversity programme to enhance EDI good practice
Professor Hua Dong
Championing inclusive design to meet diverse capabilities and needs, benefiting all potential users
Professor Tarek Hassan, Professor Andy Dainty, Dr Sarah Barnard
A successful approach for implementing Gender Equality Action Plans across HE
Dr Eugenie Hunsicker
A holistic approach to EDI across STEM
Dr Line Nyhagen and Dr James Esson
Driving positive change for BAME undergraduate students
Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “All of the shortlisted projects are worthy winners, and I hope the public vote will get people talking about our EDI research .
“Equality, diversity and inclusion within Higher Education rightly has a higher profile now than ever before. While we have work to do to put our own house in order, we also have a responsibility to be thought leaders and set standards for others to follow – and our shortlist shows how we are doing this.”
Voting closes at midnight on 22 March, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 25 March at the Doctoral College EDI Showcase event, Disability Research at Loughborough.