The Gender and Diversity research cluster aims to reinvigorate and build on the previous work of two former research networks within the department, namely the Gender and Diversity at work and Gender, Leadership, Organisation and Work research groups. It provides a supportive and inclusive environment for people to generate critical management research, develop teaching practice and professional engagement activities within the business community that examine gender and diversity in the workplace.
It is championed by two professors, Nick Rumens and Suzan Lewis, and its membership includes staff from the Leadership, Work and Organisations department including Tim Freeman, Ian Roper, Doirean Wilson, Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Lilian Miles and Jackie Jeffrey. The research network is also attracting staff from other departments such as Mustafa Ozturk, from International Management and Innovation. Current research activities include an ESRC seminar series on work-life balance in the recession and beyond and publications in Organization, Organization Studies and the British Journal of Management. A special issue of Gender in Management is also being proposed by members of the network and a diversity conference was held at Middlesex in September 2014, which was aimed at business practitioners and academics interested in diversity management.
Commissioned by the British Council Newton Researcher Links Scheme
Middlesex University has been awarded a grant by the British Council (WK 204154386) to hold a workshop in Malaysia (27-31 July 2016) under its Newton Fund Researcher Links Programme. The workshop is being coordinated with our partner the Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia and will have contributions from leading researchers.
Under this programme, there will be an opportunity for up to 20 early career researchers each from the UK and Malaysia (up to 40 in total) to participate in the workshop. We are now inviting early career researchers from the UK to apply to participate in this workshop. The application form, with more details on the initiative can be downloaded here.