Loughborough Equality And Diversity and Inclusion Networked research Group

Research which focuses on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is central to the University’s ambition to be an institution which has a diverse, respectful and inclusive culture. It has great potential to effect positive social, cultural and economic change both regionally, nationally and internationally.

At Loughborough, our academics conduct leading-edge theoretical and applied research which tackles inequities and inequalities. The CALIBRE awards in Spring 2020 provided some excellent examples of the University’s EDI activity.

This virtual hub aims to foster collaboration on EDI research across disciplines, Schools and campuses; raise the profile of Loughborough’s EDI research nationally and internationally; work collaboratively with all colleagues to enhance the student and staff experience at the University. Here you will find academics across our East Midlands and London campus who conduct EDI research. Browse their profiles to learn more.

For more information about LEADING or to get involved, please contact Paige Norris or complete our short survey.

Ksenia Chmutina

Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering

Research keywords: intersectionality, gender, racism, communication, power relationships

Asya Natapov

Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering

Research keywords: public share, urban space, social encounters, gender roles, ethnicity

Sue Hignett

Design School

Research keywords: age, sex, design

Sharon Cook

Sharon Cook

Design and Creative Arts

Research keywords: ageing, disability, vulnerable

Sophia Jowett

Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences

Research keywords: gender, sport, coach, coaching, performance

Gemma Witcomb

Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences

Research keywords: transgender, non-binary, gender diversity, women, mothers

Jo Silvester

Business & Economics

Research keywords: leadership emergence; leadership effectiveness; political work; candidate selection; diversity

Ella Mae-Hubbard

Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering

Research keywords: EDI in the digital age

Claire O'Callaghan

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: gender, sexuality, disability, mental health, violence

Marsha Meskimmon

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: transnational feminisms, intersectionality, queer, decolonial, environmental humanities

Hannah Partis-Jennings

Hannah Partis-Jennings

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: gender, reproductive health, feminism, femininities, masculinities

Catherine Armstrong

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: trans studies, slavery, pedagogy of painful histories

Cristian Tilegă

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: prejudice, discrimination, ethnic minority identity, Roma/Gypsy, misogyny

Adrian Leguina

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: Social stratification, class identity, cultural and digital inequalities, quantitative research methods

Jessica Robles

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: sexism, racism, political discourse

Line Nyhagen

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: gender, race, religion, intersectionality, feminism

Elizabeth Peel

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: LGBTIQ, sexuality, gender, ageing, dementia

Elizabeth Stokoe

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: categories, communication, gender, age, racism

Sophie Cranston

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: privilege, migration, whiteness

Ruth Kinna

Social Sciences & Humanities

Research keywords: domination, anarchism, slavery

Burçe Çelik

Institute for Media and Creative Industries, London

Research keywords: Ethnic mediated struggles, women media and memory, the Middle East, labour

Hilary Robinson

POLIS, Social Sciences and Humanities

Research keywords: EDI in the digital age, contemporary art; feminism; activism

Angela Martinez Dy

Angela Martinez Dy

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London

Research keywords: Entrepreneurship, intersectionality, technology, digital, start-up, inequality

Laura Justham

Laura Justham

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research keywords: Gender, Inclusivity, Accessibility, Educational opportunities

Heike Jons

Heike Jons

Geography and Environment

Research keywords: Gender; cultural diversity; international academics; international experience; intercultural experience

David Maidment

David Maidment

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Research keywords: Sensory and physical disability; aging; physical activity; digital interventions; psychological and physical wellbeing.

Patria Roman-Velazquez

Patria Roman-Velazquez

Institute for Media and Creative Industries, London

Research keywords: Latin Americans in London, Migrant urbanisms, migrant and ethnic businesses, spatial justice, Latin London.

Aidan McGarry

Aidan McGarry

Loughborough University London

Research keywords: Roma, LGBTIQ+, Activism, Marginalisation, Identity