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Professor Simonetta Manfredi

Professor Simonetta Manfredi

Founding Director,
The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University

Simonetta Manfredi is Professor of Equality and Diversity Management, and Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Business School at Oxford Brookes University. In 2004 she founded the Oxford Brookes Centre for Diversity Policy and Practice, which is based in the Business School. Her research interests and expertise are primarily focused on gender and leadership, age discrimination and retirement policies, work-life balance, and applied diversity policy research in the Higher Education sector. She has published widely in these areas, led several projects funded by a range of organisations which include the European Commission, Advance-HE and EPSRC.  She is co-author of Managing Equality and Diversity, published by Oxford University Press, which received the Charted Management Institute Management Book of the Year Award in 2013 (under the management and leadership category).

Gain the latest insights from leaders in the higher education and research sector on delivering innovative approaches to encourage the promotion of women in research and academia by building self-confidence and resilience

  • Exploring approaches for encouraging more women to apply for senior research positions, PHD’s and pursue careers in research
  • Challenging stereotypes and unconscious bias which prevent women from progressing to senior positions in research careers
  • Outlining strategies for building self-confidence and resilience amongst women so that they feel confident in applying for research positions and promotions
  • Analysing how to successfully create a more diverse research workforce which includes gender and racial parity