Diversity to Decarbonise: Promoting EDI in the future workforce

IDRIC Project MIP 9.6

Loughborough University

Background

The energy and process industries exhibit very poor diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and other attributes. The ‘Leaky Pipeline’ of talent means that the sector is starved of qualified and experienced individuals. Given the pressing timescales to achieve industrial decarbonisation, there is an urgent need to unlock skills to realise the opportunity for the UK.
There is an appetite for improving Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in industry but a lack of understanding of what interventions are effective or how to measure their effectiveness.

James Gilbert

Principal Investigator
University of Hull

Project Team

University of Hull:

Briony McDonagh
Kate Smith

Loughborough University:

Pooja Goddard

University of Lincoln:

Joseph Howe

Aim

Identify, evaluate and disseminate good practice which helps individuals and organisations working in industrial decarbonisation to fully realise the benefits of diverse teams.

More Detail

Objectives:

• Map out the landscape of activities, approaches and resources to promote EDI and accessibility. This will help identify good practice and gaps where research is required.
• Identify measures of success which are appropriate to different types of interventions and establish methodologies to evaluate performance.
• Identify, develop and disseminate approaches, methods and tools which can be adopted with confidence by a range of organisations and applied in the long term.

An Intersectional Approach

Individuals often do not ‘neatly fit‘ into just one disadvantaged group and their identity may fit into several, thus increasing their chance of encountering disadvantage and discrimination

Project workplan

Meet the Team

Briony McDonagh

Briony McDonagh

University of Hull

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

University of Hull

Pooja Goddard

Pooja Goddard

Loughborough University

Joseph Howe

Professor Joseph Howe

Joseph Howe

University of Lincoln

Briony McDonagh

Briony McDonagh

University of Hull

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

University of Hull

Pooja Goddard

Prof. Kevin Taylor

Pooja Goddard

Loughborough University

Joseph Howe

Professor Joseph Howe

Joseph Howe

University of Lincoln

Associated Outputs