Inclusive Engineering - People to Products

Developing future leaders in engineering with expertise in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices within engineering research and technology development.

Improving diversity among engineers can inspire and influence globally through more diverse engineered products and services.

Currently, there are significantly lower proportions of engineering professionals who are female, with a declared disability, from low-socioeconomic or ethnic minority backgrounds.     

This challenge is compounded by increased risk of poorer Higher Education outcomes, higher unemployment and reduced translation into management. Some of these groups have also been hardest hit by the Covid pandemic.  

Tackling engineering skills shortages is a business imperative for the future of engineering. To inspire a diverse pool of future engineers, research needs to span education, industry and end-users fulfilling the "if you can see it, you can be it" concept.   

People to Products is a vibrant, interdisciplinary research cluster that aims to change the way future engineers are inspired to develop inclusive engineering products and services across a wide range of engineering disciplines. 

We seek talented research students from diverse engineering backgrounds and data analytics, computer science, social sciences and sociology who aspire to become leaders in inclusive engineering.