Stream 6: Race and intersectional studies

21 Jan 2021
11:50 - 13:15

Stream 6: Race and intersectional studies

Stream 6: Race and intersectional studies

Workplace resilience: an intersectional approach

There is a dearth in research examining workplace resilience from a socio-cultural, gendered, historical and race perspective. The study fills a gap in resilience research by adopting an intersectional perspective to examine the working lives of the Windrush nurses within the NHS. The Windrush scandal in early 2018 highlighted the importance of preserving the legacy of the Windrush generation of Caribbean migrants, particularly their support for the NHS and the transmission of values to younger generations.

Speaker: Myrtle Emmanuel, Senior Lecturer HRM & Organisational Behaviour, MA HRM Programme Leader, Equality Diversity & Inclusion (BAME) Advisor University of Greenwich

Inequality regimes in medicine: gender, class and racio-ethnicity in medical careers

Using review data from doctors at various stages, this paper analyses 30 in-depth career history interviews to examine factors that have enabled and constrained career (and thus pay) progression. The paper presents findings and recommendations relevant to other professions/sectors.

Speaker: Carol Atkinson, Faculty Head of RKE, Manchester Metropolitan University

Diversity in mentoring; a case of women of African origin in the UK

This paper explores the concept of mentoring for women of African Origin. It draws on empirical evidence provided by 30 such women working in the UK. The paper highlights results from their varying experiences as mentors and mentees that suggest implications for diversity and inclusion research and organisational practices.

Speaker: Loliya Akobo, Lecturer HRM, Liverpool John Moores University


Discussants: The above speakers and Sarah Guerra, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, King’s College

Chair: Mel Green, Research Adviser, CIPD