The Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre's area of expertise spans across various disciplines, often involving collaboration of researchers from various fields, exploring a multitude of diverse perspectives, identities and experiences.
Researchers are often co-producing the knowledge in partnership with the local and national NGOs, local councils and public and private organisations.
You can find more about the Centre's projects and partners below.
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Develop new understanding of the experiences and needs of Black and Ethnic Minority members of Lambeth’s LGBTQI+ community.
Irish Nurses in the NHS: an oral history project
Exploring untold stories of Irish nurses who worked in the early decades of the NHS.
Connected Communities – Supporting Inclusive Recovery in London
Embedding community engagement between local authorities and their constituent communities.
Exploring the role of urban space and spatial practice in creating conditions of exclusion or inclusion in cities.
Operation Soteria Bluestone
Operation Soteria was launched as a response to the government End-to-End Rape Review.
World problem, national solutions?
Examining the perceptions of and reactions to the pandemic in five European countries.
Partners and projects
Research projects and funding, 2020–21
- Transformation Fund, London Metropolitan University: £41,452 to develop a new multi-disciplinary, cross-school initiative between the School of Social Professions and the School of Social Sciences, in order to identify particular needs within the borough of Lambeth's large LGBTQI+ communities and co-design solutions with the local authority and relevant non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Black Thrive.
Principal Investigator: Professor Louise Ryan
- Rescaling Fund, London Metropolitan University: £4,915 to support the continued development of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre (GDIRC).
Investigators: Dr María López, Professor Louise Ryan
Transformation Fund, London Metropolitan University: £25,000 to investigate, in the context of anti-immigration hostility, how Afghan migrants and refugees face particular challenges in London in accessing housing, employment, and basic material resources as well as sources of emotional support. Moreover, we will investigate the work of migrant organisations in providing vital support and information to this community.Principal Investigator: Dr María López