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Diversity row mars government push for research culture reform

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Concern after steering group for diversity meets without any Black members

Serious concerns have been voiced about the government’s drive to reform research culture, after a group tasked with shaping strategy to address the sector’s longstanding problems with diversity and inclusion met without any Black members.

“It seems yet again Black academics have been overlooked and marginalised even in discussion of how to change the research culture,” said Addy Adelaine, a Black academic and chief executive of the non-profit Ladders4Action.

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