We focus on research that supports our Mission and Values and develop research projects that have a critical focus. Projects are listed below.

Ivory Tower

This project is centred on race and gender inequality and is led by Dr Deborah Gabriel.


Gabriel, D. and Tate, S. (2017) Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British AcademiaLondon: Trentham Books

Sense of Belonging

This project is centred on sense of belonging and its impact on students and is led by Dr Deborah Gabriel and Professor Kevin Hylton.


Gabriel, D. and Hylton, K. (2018-19) A Sense of Belonging Among Doctoral Students of Colour – work in progress.