KEC Webinar Series 2024: KE and Inclusion

The Knowledge Exchange Concordat presents the sixth in a series of online webinar events.

With support from Operational group members from Research England, Praxis Auril, National Centre for University and Business (NCUB), National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) the Knowledge Exchange Concordat has brought together speakers to showcase practical advice, resources and good practice linked to important topics for those working within higher education institutions and beyond.

Join us for an open, discursive panel webinar where we will explore integrating EDI principles into Knowledge Exchange activities. This event will be facilitated by Tamsin Mann, Head of Policy & Governance at PraxisAuril. We will be joined by panel members, Emma Calverley (University of Hull), Emma Speed (University of Central Lancashire), Tas Gohir (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), Sophie Duncan (NCCPE/ NCCPE Inclusion Advisory Group co-chair). The panel will discuss the importance of EDI, as well as the barriers and opportunities for EDI within research and KE activities. There will also be practical examples showcased from the two winning projects of the PraxisAuril Award for ‘Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion through Knowledge Exchange’ 2023.

Where: Zoom

Registration for this event is now closed


I. Introductions and initial provocations

Panel Members:

  • Emma Calverley – Director of KE at the University of Hull
  • Emma Speed – Director of Creative Innovation Zone and Enterprise, and the Creative Mental Health Framework at the University of Central Lancashire
  • Tas Gohir – Senior IP and Commercial Research Manager, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sophie Duncan –Co-Director NCCPE – co-chair for the NCCPE inclusion advisory group

II. How do we integrate EDI into KE activities – showcase of practical examples


  • Emma Calverley Director of KE at the University of Hull ‘University of Hull Initiative: ‘Homelands: Engaging with Migrant Communities to Challenge Perceptions of Africa in the UK’
  • Emma Speed – Director of Creative Innovation Zone and Enterprise ‘University of Central Lancashire Initiative: ‘A Creative Mental Health and LGBTQ+ Framework for Students at ‘UCLan’ and ‘EASE’ project and Danielle Spencer – Project Coordinator, Student Enterprise Hub
  • Sophie Duncan – Co-Director NCCPE – case study from the NCCPE inclusion advisory group

followed by Q&A

III. Roundtable and interactive open discussion – all panel members/speakers


Resources including case studies from the KEC repository, slides presented by speakers and the webinar recording, are available in the webinar Padlet board. There is also a section for you to add and share your own thoughts, experiences and resources too. You can access the Padlet board here. The recording can be found here.


Mar 11 2024


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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