Diversity in Research Podcast

Diversity in Research Podcast

An exploration of diversity in research management and international research collaborations. We cover how we make research environments more inclusive and why doing this helps us to solve global challenges through research. Based in Europe but talking…


Experiences of race and gender as a black woman in higher education research management
Sep 1 • 71 min
We had the pleasure of chatting with Saskia Walcott of Walcott Communications in this episode. Saskia has had an unusual journey into the research and higher education sector. Following a career in communications and public relations, she joined the…
The Power of Diverse Voices - Publishing, academia and diversity in a time of global change
Aug 18 • 56 min
Vicky Williams, the CEO of Emerald Publishing, joined us this week to reflect on their recent report, The Power of Diverse Voices, which explored diversity and inclusion in global academia and publishing. Vicky explains how Emerald has worked to…
Do minorities need to leave the academy to maximise impact? Lessons from an LGBTQ+ Historian
Aug 4 • 45 min
In this episode, we talk to Dr Eric Cervini about his book, The Deviant’s War, his life in academia in the US and UK as well as why he is no longer in the academy. We discuss the lessons learnt from the book which charts the fight for gay rights in the…
The Impact of Covid-19 on minority communities and what it means for Higher Education
Jul 21 • 41 min
In this episode, we discuss a recently published research report from Denmark which was looking at the impact of Covid-19 on minority communities. The results are surprising and demonstrate how discrimination and harassment can manifest in different…
Researching mental health and the impact of cultural difference - Denmark and Australia
Jul 7 • 64 min
In today’s episode, we speak with Professor John MacGrath who is a psychiatrist and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Queensland. Since 2017 he has also held the Niels Bohr Professor at the National Centre for Register-based Research…
LGBTQ+ International travel in UK Higher Education - implications for policy and practice
Jun 23 • 49 min
In a special Pride Month episode, we talk to Dr Frances Hamilton (Senior Lecturer in Law) and Cameron Giles (Postgraduate Researcher) from the Law School at Northumbria University about their recent research into UK Higher Education travel policies and…
What does an ERC grant oblige when considering diversity? An ERC Consolidator grant holder shares his experiences
Jun 16 • 50 min
In this episode, we talk to Professor Felix Riede, Head of Department and Professor of Archeology at Aarhus University in Denmark. Felix grew up in Germany, completed his PhD in the UK and has worked in the UK and now Denmark for over ten years. He…
Diversity in Research - Introduction
May 29 • 36 min
In today’s launch episode, we talk through what the podcast is all about, how we met and a little about the conversations we have had, all leading to this podcast. We preview what we will be talking about in the coming weeks with a focus on Equality,…