Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Podcast

05 January, 2022

Sarah Higginson

Reading time: 2 minutes

Sarah Higginson, CREDS’ Knowledge Exchange Manager, talks to UKERC about what we have been doing to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within CREDS.

Sarah Higginson, CREDS’ Knowledge Exchange Manager, talks to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) about what we have been doing to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within CREDS.

The energy system is going through unprecedented change as it decarbonises, digitises, and decentralises. The transition will involve fundamental social and infrastructural changes with unequal implications and impacts. The energy research community, and those directing its funding in this country, are necessarily involved in these changes and yet they do not represent the variety of voices in society, both in terms of who does the research and what research is done.

For this reason, and because it behoves a publicly funded centre to do so, CREDS has promoted work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) from the start and other research centres have also been highlighting this important aspect of our work.

In this podcast, Amber SawyerOpens in a new tab from UKERCOpens in a new tab (The UK Energy Research Centre), interviews Fran Long from the Faraday InstitutionOpens in a new tab and Sarah Higginson from CREDS explain what these centres have been doing, why it is important and what others can do to help.

You can hear the podcast on UKERC’s websiteOpens in a new tab.

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