Research needs to be inclusive, open and engaged. I strongly believe that to be more inclusive we need to shift from business as usual to business as unusual. It is an openness to disruption and change that will lead to inclusive environments where difference and diversity are embedded and valued. Now, more than ever, we need to create workplace environments that are fair, equitable and that enable all to excel. With over 15 years experience working in research and research management, I have an in-depth experience of research policy, impact and engagement, and research capability development.
I am currently the managing editor for the Journal of Research Management and Administration, a member of ARMA's Professional Development Committee and EDI Advisory Board, external examiner for the University of Strathclyde's PGCerts in Researcher Development and Knowledge Exchange, and External Advisor on Middle Career Development for the Society for Research into Higher Education. My recent publications include a study of the experiences of LGBTQ doctoral researchers and an edited collection on Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher. I am currently working on a book on Inclusion in Higher Education.