Researching diversity and inclusion: some findings and challenges

Room 105 University House
Wednesday 15 November 2017 (12:00-13:30)

This event is part of the Department of Management Research Seminar Series. Refreshments will be provided. 

Speaker: Professor Catherine Cassell, Dean of Birmingham Business School

About the speaker

Professor Catherine Cassell is Dean of Birmingham Business School. Catherine is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of organisational psychology with a particular interest in qualitative research methodologies. She also researches in the area of diversity and organisational change. Catherine is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management; a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; and an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Catherine has published in a range of different journals including Organization Studies; British Journal of Management; International Journal of Management Reviews; Human Relations; Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology; International Journal of Human Resource Management; Gender, Work and Organization and Academy of Management Learning and Education.


In this talk Catherine examines some of the challenges around researching diversity and inclusion. Drawing upon a current, large ESRC project working in conjunction with a major high street retailer, she explores the methodological issues of diversity and inclusion research. In presenting some of the early findings from the research, Catherine  will reflect upon considerations of ethics and impact and how researchers can address some of the challenges posed.