ARMA 2020: Pathways to Inclusion → Driving Change

Important notice: ARMA 2020 postponed

ARMA has been closely monitoring developments surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19. The safety and wellbeing of attendees and partners is our number one priority and in response to the latest Government advice, the difficult but unavoidable decision has been taken to postpone ARMA 2020.

We are however pleased to announce that the conference ‘Pathways to Inclusion > Driving Change’ will now take place on Thursday 17 & Friday 18 June 2021 at the same venue, ICC Wales. The conference website will be updated and further details will follow shortly but, in the meantime, please save the new dates.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these difficult times.

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