Join the EDI Research Centre Advisory Board

The EDI Research Centre will be launching in June 2024 as a two-year Enhancing Research culture funded project. As a new initiative, it is being developed to:

  • Generate research culture change in relation to minority researcher issues (e.g. harassment; microaggression)
  • Improve EDI practice in relation to minority participant or minority student experiences (e.g. use of co-production or universal design for learning and understanding positionality)
  • Enhance EDI-related policy (e.g. development of research-based training programmes which either educate or help to reduce inequalities in research such as through decolonising research)
  • Increase EDI research capacity within research centres and departments across the University of York (e.g. through coordinating the embedding of EDI into research ethics processes)


Among the aims of the EDI Research Centre is to develop an EDI Advisory Board (open to all members of staff across the University of York including PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers) which will provide guidance on areas pertaining to the Centre’s priorities:

  • Decolonising research
  • Pedagogical research (scholarship) to engage underrepresented student groups
  • Dismantling systemic inequalities
  • Inclusive research methods & methodologies

Engagement with our students and co-producing is at the heart of the EDI Research Centre’s purpose from the outset. Therefore, the EDI Research Centre is recruiting PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers to participate by joining the EDI Advisory Boards to advise in one of the above four areas.

The positions for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers are on a rotating post capacity for a duration of 6 months to one year.

Please note: if you are a PhD student then we advise consulting with your PhD supervisor(s) before filling out an expression of interest.

EDI Research Centre Advisory Board – Rotating post Expression of Interest

Experience & Qualification needed

  • Interested members should either be in the process of completing a PhD or be a postdoctoral researcher.
  • Experience in championing EDI is required, with the ability to provide evidence of an emerging profile in at least one of the identified EDI areas.

For informal enquiries: please contact the EDI Research Centre:

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

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Christine Comrie

Student Communications Officer

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