Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Manchester BRC is committed to embedding and further developing inclusivity throughout our work.
Equality, diversity, and Inclusion are central tenets and the lens through which we view all aspects of our BRC. We are building on an established track record of real-world impact and a commitment to social responsibility.
As an enabling infrastructure, Manchester BRC recognises and looks to support the objectives and values of the partner organisations that our workforce sits within:
- Manchester University Foundation Trust – MFT: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2019-2023
- The Christie NHS Foundation Trust – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- The University of Manchester – Equality, diversity and inclusion (ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, 2021).
What are we doing?
We have embedded an inclusive research culture within our workforce through specifically developed training that considers the diversity of people, skills and ways of working required for biomedical research. This is coupled with a strong commitment to develop and support an inclusive workforce through our recruitment, working practices and operational planning.
Addressing Health Inequalities
Addressing Health Inequalities is a major strategic focus across the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. This work is carried out in partnership with NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF), our host Trust, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), The University of Manchester, and our wider NHS and academic partners.
Our work to address health inequalities is driven by the Health Inequalities Steering Group (HISG). Led by Vocal – the team that brings people and health researchers together – and with members drawn from across the Greater Manchester (GM) research landscape, the group works to collectively address health inequalities in the research that Manchester BRC and Manchester CRF design, undertake and communicate.