Centre for Inclusion and Diversity

About us

Established in 2005, the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID) has emerged as an internationally recognised cross-institutional Centre of Excellence for providing an evidence base for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion interventions in public, private and third sector organizations, and works locally and nationally to harness the theme of ‘Making Diversity Interventions Count’.

Our goals

  • To lead and evaluate the integration of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all levels of employment, engagement and across all stakeholder interactions.
  • To lead interdisciplinary collaborations across education, research, knowledge transfer, consultancy and entrepreneurial initiatives, building on the coherent collection of work undertaken by the Centre.
  • To become world leaders in the output of authoritative policy development and research across all diversity areas sharing an ethos of critical belonging across a global community, confronting inequality and celebrating diversity in a respectful and open-minded climate.
  • To focus on the intersectionality of peoples’ lived experiences, locally, nationally and globally maximising transformational synergies across communities through the identification, inclusion and development of innovation for human rights and needs.

Our Activities

Our broad programmatic area is Evidence Base for Transformational Diversity with 3 work streams:

  • Workforce Diversity – representative and participative diversity, inclusive workplaces
  • Tackling inequalities in service delivery including health, social care, education, justice, business, housing
  • Cross-cultural negotiation and engagement in workplaces and public services by employees, clients, community and family.

Our conferences

CfID has built a reputation for delivering high quality conferences which has helped to bring together strategic global collaborators and to stimulate cross-disciplinary exchange and open dialogue on sensitive issues of social justice. The two regular conferences are Rosa Parks Annual Symposium and Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference