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Research & Diversity Conference


The inVISIBLE research and diversity conference (2022) was part of an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion project (inVISIBLE) by the Warwick Black Chemistry Society (WBCSLink opens in a new window). The conference was organised in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced StudyLink opens in a new window and was aimed at promoting the visibility of ethnic minority researchers.

Amongst those presenting were 49 ethnic minority researchers across the university, who shared their research work in different fields. Additionally, there were two keynote speakers: Prof Robert Mokaya (University of Nottingham), a Royal Society of Chemistry Board of Trustee and UK OBE Awardee, as well as Prof Kalwant Bhopal (University of Birmingham), a decorated author and the Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE).

The interdisciplinary nature of the conference was a key highlight not only because it provided our audience with a range of new topics to learn more about, but it also fostered collaborations amongst researchers whose paths don’t often cross. The conference also featured several champions of diversity and inclusion who inspired us with the work they are doing to address inequality gaps either through education, active advocacy, or provision of resources.


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