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inVISIBLE Conference

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Research & Diversity Conference


08th, 13th & 15th July

Zeeman Building & Ms Teams


You are warmly invited to join us for the in VISIBLE research and diversity conference. The conference is part of an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion project ( in VISIBLE) by the Warwick Black Chemistry Society (WBCSLink opens in a new window) and has been organised in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced StudyLink opens in a new window.

The conference will feature two days of research talks and posters by ethnic minority researchers as well as one day of diversity based talks to highlight projects targeted at addressing inequality gaps within academia. By reserving research talks for ethnic minority researchers, it is our aim to provide a dedicated platform for them to share their research contributions and feel celebrated in environments where they are often underrepresented.

To register as a presenter or attendee, please click on the registration page button.

Keynote Speakers (08th July):

Prof Robert Mokaya (University of Nottingham)
Professor Robert Mokaya Keynote Speaker

Prof Mokaya is a Materials Chemistry professor and currently the only black professor in Chemistry. His research is on the design, synthesis and characterisation of new forms of sustainable porous materials and the study of their structure-property relations. His contributions to the chemical sciences and bridging gaps within the field has seen him appointed into the Royal Society of Chemistry Board of Trustees and awarded the prestigious UK OBE Award.

Talk title: "Porous carbons as sustainable energy materials"

Prof Kalwant Bhopal (University of Birmingham)

Professor Kalwant Bhopal

Professor Bhopal is a professor of Education and Social Justice as well as the Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) and BAME Academic Lead. Her research focuses on racial social justice and inclusion and has been published as several acclaimed books. Her work has also been used to inform policy making in higher education, particularly the development of the Race Equality Charter mark.

Talk title: "BME experiences in higher education: social justice, inclusion and white 'privilege’."


Many thanks to the following institutions for their contributions and sponsorship:

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • UK Research and Innovation
  • Warwick Institute of Advanced Study
  • Network of Ethnic Minority Postgraduates