Important notice: ARMA 2020 postponed; ARMA 2021 confirmed for 5 – 7 October 2021

ARMA 2020 was due to take place at ICC Wales in June 2020 before being postponed to 17 & 18 June 2021. However, due to the ongoing Covid situation, ARMA 2021 will now be a virtual conference and exhibition taking place 5 – 7 October 2021. For more details, please visit


ARMA 2020: Pathways to Inclusion → Driving Change

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research and Research Management and Administration takes many forms and is increasingly gaining national and international recognition in Higher Education. Equality Impact Assessments, for instance, are part of the Research Excellence Framework and are also being developed by research funders to consider the profile of who and what is being funded. As the diversity of the research base increases, it is increasingly important that we ensure that our processes, policies and practices are inclusive.

We have a number of fantastic speakers joining us for ARMA 2020:

  • Angela Saini, award-winning science journalist, broadcaster and author of Superior: The Return of Race Science, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and Geek Nation
  • Dr Karen Salt, Deputy Chair, UKRI External Advisory Group Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Christina Miller, Director, UKRO
  • Christina Guindy, Head of Research, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Gemma Tracey, Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust
  • Dr Julie Bayley, Director of Research Impact Development, University of Lincoln
  • Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services, University of Kent
  • Dr Elizabeth Gadd, Research Policy Manager (Publications), Research and Enterprise Office, Loughborough University
  • David J. Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, Division of Vice-President Research & Innovation/ Office of Research Services, York University (Canada)
  • Dr Kieran Fensby-Hulse, Impact Manager, Research & Innovation Services, Teesside University
  • Annette Hay, Senior Research Delivery Support Partner, Coventry University Research Services
  • Steph Bales, Director of Research and Innovation Services, Teesside University and Chair of ARMA