Our research

Our research network brings people together to inform and improve UK policy.

We promote dialogue and collaboration between equality and human rights academics, charities, NGOs, policymakers and funders.

We make sure research on equality and human rights can be accessed by people that need it.

We create a space for shared learning and help identify knowledge gaps. We use these gaps to inform research agendas – and encourage rigorous, critical and imaginative scholarship.

And if you’re looking for a Research Centre with an equality or human rights focus, we can help.


Network membership is completely free. Here’s what you get:

  • invites to our seminars and events
  • updates on equality and human rights research, news and law
  • opportunities to network and work with other members
  • opportunities to inform the equality and human rights agenda
  • an active platform for your reports and research

And here’s who can join:

Member: anyone researching equality, human rights or related subjects. You’ll need to work at (or be registered with) a recognised academic institution.

Associate: anyone working on public policy or research related to equality and human rights.  In particular, at government or statutory bodies, NGOs, policy institutes and think tanks, funding bodies, and legal practices.

And here’s how you join.


We’re supported with funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex.


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