Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Strategy →

IDRIC is committed to embedding and promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in our industrial clusters and research institutions.

Dame Heather McGregor, our EDI champion, has developed the IDRIC EDI Strategy, which outlines the activities IDRIC is implementing to monitor and improve EDI in all its forms from 2021 to 2024. Our strategy includes these three specific interventions:

01

You can’t be what you can’t see

A media showcase of IDRIC individuals who are currently involved in or supporting industrial decarbonisation research (2022-2023)

02

Nothing about us without us

Workshops on the subject of disability in research careers – highlighting how to support people with disabilities.

03

Raising aspirations and expectations

Closely engaging with Career Ready to facilitate pathways for careers in industrial decarbonisation to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

One of the most critical activities IDRIC is conducting is a baseline analysis of those employed in the IDRIC research community. Results from our first EDI survey, from December 2021, showed that 11% of people experienced a long-term condition that significantly affected them. This is more than twice the national average

Survey participants suggested practical strategies to foster a more inclusive workplace culture, such as sharing the agenda before a meeting. This would enable people time to process and prepare their thoughts and ideas, and implementing this would allow a broader range of perspectives to be heard.

By creating innovative solutions, we can provide better support for all employees.

You can read IDRIC’s full EDI Strategy here:

You can read IDRIC’s EDI Longitudinal Study here:

Christine Douglass

Christine Douglass

Abbas AbdulRafiu

Abbas AbdulRafiu

Pooja Goddard

Pooja Goddard

Daniel Nowakowski

Daniel Nowakowski

James Gilbert

James Gilbert

Mirjam Röder

Mirjam Röder

Briony McDonagh

Briony McDonagh

Scott Banks

Scott Banks

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Johnson Jimba

Johnson Jimba

Iram Razaq

Iram Razaq

Kane Needham

Kane Needham

Ashween Virdee

Ashween Virdee

Stylianos Kyrimis

Stylianos Kyrimis

Katie Chong

Katie Chong

Omid Shahrokhi

Omid Shahrokhi

Laura Steedman

Laura Steedman

Caspar Donnison

Caspar Donnison

Lucy Oram

Lucy Oram

Mahdi Ahmed

Mahdi Ahmed

Helen Brooks

Helen Brooks

Huda Dawood

Huda Dawood

Flora Davies

Flora Davies

Amir Badiee

Amir Badiee

Jasmin Cooper

Jasmin Cooper

Amir Jahanbakhsh

Amir Jahanbakhsh

Paul Boldrin

Paul Boldrin

Karen Henwood

Karen Henwood

Xuehui Wang

Xuehui Wang

Arezoo Azimi

Arezoo Azimi

Paula Blanco Sanchez

Paula Blanco Sanchez

Hiba El Khoury

Hiba El Khoury

Heather McGregor

Heather McGregor

Helen Kibby

Helen Kibby

Anna Korre

Anna Korre

Dr Colleen Jackson

Colleen Jackson

Dr Jeannie Ziang Yie Tan

Jeannie Ziang Yie Tan

George Tzougas

George Tzougas

Lindsay Marie Armstrong

Lindsay Marie Armstrong

Stephen Turnock

Stephen Turnock

Wassim Dbouk

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Nashwan Dawood

Nashwan Dawood

Tamara Topic

Tamara Topic

Maxine Akhurst

Maxine Akhurst

Brunilde Verrier

Brunilde Verrier

Marcelle McManus

Marcelle McManus

Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones

Harriet Smith

Harriet Smith

Christine Douglass

Christine Douglass

Abbas AbdulRafiu

Abbas AbdulRafiu

Pooja Goddard

Pooja Goddard

Daniel Nowakowski

Daniel Nowakowski

James Gilbert

James Gilbert

Mirjam Röder

Mirjam Röder

Briony McDonagh

Briony McDonagh

Scott Banks

Scott Banks

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Johnson Jimba

Johnson Jimba

Iram Razaq

Iram Razaq

Kane Needham

Kane Needham

Ashween Virdee

Ashween Virdee

Stylianos Kyrimis

Stylianos Kyrimis

Katie Chong

Katie Chong

Omid Shahrokhi

Omid Shahrokhi

Laura Steedman

Laura Steedman

Caspar Donnison

Caspar Donnison

Lucy Oram

Lucy Oram

Mahdi Ahmed

Mahdi Ahmed

Helen Brooks

Helen Brooks

Huda Dawood

Huda Dawood

Flora Davies

Flora Davies

Amir Badiee

Amir Badiee

Jasmin Cooper

Jasmin Cooper

Amir Jahanbakhsh

Amir Jahanbakhsh

Paul Boldrin

Paul Boldrin

Karen Henwood

Karen Henwood

Xuehui Wang

Xuehui Wang

Arezoo Azimi

Arezoo Azimi

Paula Blanco Sanchez

Paula Blanco Sanchez

Hiba El Khoury

Hiba El Khoury

Heather McGregor

Heather McGregor

Helen Kibby

Helen Kibby

Anna Korre

Anna Korre

Dr Colleen Jackson

Dr Colleen Jackson

George Tzougas

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George Tzougas

Lindsay Marie Armstrong

Lindsay Marie Armstrong

Stephen Turnock

Stephen Turnock

Dr Jeannie Ziang Yie Tan

Dr Jeannie Ziang Yie Tan

Wassim Dbouk

Wassim Dbouk

Nashwan Dawood

Nashwan Dawood

Tamara Topic

Tamara Topic

Maxine Akhurst

Maxine Akhurst

Brunilde Verrier

Brunilde Verrier

Marcelle McManus

Marcelle McManus

Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones

Harriet Smith

Harriet Smith

The video profiles are designed to inspire the next generation, particularly those that are under-represented, to consider a career in decarbonisation.

You can’t be what you can’t see is a video project that will be used with partners in education and mentoring programmes. The three to seven minute videos showcase the diversity of individuals currently involved with research relating to industrial decarbonisation. The main aim of the video series will be to encourage career choices across all student identities, at the university entry and exit stage.

Here you can preview the videos that will be used in our outreach programmes. They give a sense of the diverse career routes taken by people currently working in partnership with IDRIC.

We would love to hear from IDRIC researchers or IDRIC individuals supporting industrial decarbonisation research who would like to get involved with this intervention. Please get in touch on info@idric.org

We are particularly grateful to the students from Ark Acton Academy who have made a significant contribution to the questions posed, so far.

Disclaimer: Please note that all images used in the video footage are for illustrative purposes only.

General EDI Resources →

Investigate Further

A report by UKRI about improving EDI

Career Ready is a national social mobility charity who builds network of employers, educators and volunteers across the UK to give young people career support.

Inspiring Girls is an organisation dedicated to raising the aspirations of girls around the world by connecting them with female role models from all walks of life.

EDI in supply chains: Greenstone – a sustainable software company

How to Source diverse suppliers – CIPD

Making recruitment supply chains more diverse, equal and inclusive – Guidant

Equality & Diversity UK – free and paid for resources and courses

HQN – free and paid for resources and courses

InEquilibrium – open access resources

Inclusive Employers: Inclusion Podcasts

Future Workforce →

Your pathway to a decarbonisation career

Future Workforce