The event, which is being held as part of LSSI’s inderdisciplinary debate series, will also provide opportunities to discuss the role research can play in reducing inequality. It will have a particular focus on challenges such as ethnic and religious inequalities; mobility inclusion; welfare and mental health.
The conference is aimed at local, regional and national delegates and will build on work by the University’s Inequalities Research Network to develop partnerships with policymakers, practitioners, third sector organisations and service users. These partnerships are helping to identify current inequality challenges that interdisciplinary coproduced research could help address.
In addition to other nationally recognised speakers there will be contributions from University of Leeds academics Dr Ghazala Mir (Health Sciences), Professor Sarah Irwin (Sociology and Social Policy), Dr Susan Kilminster (Healthcare), Professor Karen Lucas (Transport) and Professor Gary Dymski (Economics).
The event is being hosted as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
|09:30 – 10:00||Registration|
|10:00 – 10:15||Welcome & IntroductionProfessor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
Dr Ghazala Mir
|10:15 – 11:00||Opening keynote presentation, Chair: Professor Karen LucasProfessor Kate Pickett Setting out a broad framework of inequalities
|11:00 – 13:00||Key challenges and opportunities, Chair: Professor Gary DymskiKeynote speakers:
Panel response from:
|13:00 – 13:45||LUNCH|
|13.45 – 15:30||Tackling inequality: how research can inform / influence this challenge10 minute introductory presentations:
|15-30 – 16:00||Feedback and recomendations, Sophia Kennedy|
|16:00||Next steps and close|
Join in the discussion on Twitter at #TacklingInequalities16 and #ESRCFestival
Call for presentations/abstracts
Participants are invited to submit interactive, engaging abstracts for discussion during the breakout session. Submissions should be a 3-5minute presentation that shares relevant research or work to reduce inequalities and the impact of this work on social change.
All proposals should be submitted to Dr Ghazala Mir by Friday, 21 October.
Inequalities Research Network
The Inequalities Research Network aims to provide a focal point for the collective work being undertaken across diverse sectors to address social inequalities and increase social justice.
It enables information exchange to help members identify common interests and priorities and pool expertise. Previous events have helped supported collaboration to identify key current challenges that cross disciplinary research can play a role in addressing.
Registration for this event is now closed.