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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Afghan resettlement in England: outcomes and experiences
Assessing the effectiveness of the Afghan resettlement schemes through understanding the experiences and outcomes of resettled Afghans across England.
Women on the run: Narrative of Violence against Women in transit through Mexico
12-month project (November 2023 – October 2024) developed by Professor María López and Dr Alejandra Díaz de León.
Mapping Social Infrastructure
Mapping Social Infrastructure brings together scholars in the fields of architecture, urbanism, sociology and public policy.
An evaluation of the Syrian and Afghan resettlement programmes in Islington
Comparing experiences of resettlement of the previous wave of Syrians and recently arrived Afghans.
Irish Nurses in the NHS: an oral history project
Exploring untold stories of Irish nurses who worked in the early decades of the NHS.
Develop new understanding of the experiences and needs of Black and Ethnic Minority members of Lambeth’s LGBTQI+ community.
Meanings of ‘Home’: an oral history project
Recording untold stories and testimonies from minoritised ethnic communities using decolonising oral history methods.
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.
Building collaborations between researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to support family policies and practices.
Research Handbook on Leave Policy
Dr Josefine Nyby is contributing to the new Edward Elgar handbook on Leave Policy.
Precarious Female Academics’ Voices Project
Daughters of a lesser God: The impact of COVID-19 on female early career academics’ experiences of precarity with regard to working and life routines
Women in Finance Project
Let’s break the mold, let’s shake the world: Why women cannot advance in professional roles in finance?
Lecturers’ Inclusive Formative Assessment Literacy in Higher Education
Exploring lecturers’ inclusive formative assessment practices in Higher Education.
Lego as a Serious Play in Management Education Project
Exploring students’ attitudes towards using Lego to develop their professional skills.
Dynamic Peer-Assessment Project
Enhancing English as Foreign Language (EFL) students’ writing skills in secondary education.
Women in Involuntary Bogus Self-Employment Project
Understanding the impact of involuntary false self-employment on female educators’ job satisfaction and well-being.
Educational Digital Storytelling in Management Education
Enhancing students’ learning experience and improving their academic performance and motivation
Peer-assisted Learning/Mentoring Project
Examining peer-assisted learning/mentoring potential as an inclusive learning strategy.
Dynamic and Inclusive Multilingual Assessment for Sustainable Development in Higher Education
Exploring how dynamic assessment and a multilingual approach towards comprehension in assessment can influence students' writing skills.
Inclusive Formative Assessment Practices in Action Project
Promoting an inclusive multilingual approach towards comprehension in assessment.
New Turkey’s Diasporic Constellations: A Snapshot of Current Dynamic - working paper
A new working paper co-authored by Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk on post-Gezi protests Turkish migration has been released.
Life on the Andover Estate: An Oral History Project
Giving residents an opportunity to talk about life on the estate from their point of view.
Social Networks and Migration: relocations, relationships and resources
Professor Louise Ryan publishes pioneering new book on social networks and migration.
Disrupting invisibility: The case of migrant female academics in the UK
Investigating the experiences of migrant female academics in the UK in the post-COVID-19 era.
Lived experiences of neurodiverse students and neurodiverse academics in HE: Addressing the barriers
Exploring how neurodiverse students and academics experience higher education.
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