Driving culture change surrounding academic recruitment, especially at early career stages.
We are conducting a programme of research into the experiences and attitudes of early career academics and their potential future employers, leading to evidence-based policy change recommendations.
This funding is awarded under the EPSRC Inclusion Matters scheme, which is aiming to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within the engineering and physical sciences. Our proposal, Reimagining Recruitment, explores how to drive culture change surrounding academic recruitment, especially at early career stages.
The research will be embedded within, and disseminated through, the centrepiece activity: an innovative programme of collaborative incubator events. Incubators will be domain-specific and run by experts in that field, attended by academics at all career stages who will formulate and/or solve interesting problems.