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ARMA has been closely monitoring developments surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19. The safety of attendees and partners is our number one priority and the difficult but unavoidable decision has been taken to postpone ARMA 2020. We are however pleased to announce that ‘ARMA 2020: Pathways to Inclusion > Driving Change’ will now take place Thursday 17th to Friday 18th June 2021 at the same venue, ICC Wales. This conference website will be updated shortly but in the meantime please be assured the conference programme and speaker line-up will remain largely unchanged for ARMA 2021.



Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research and Research Management and Administration takes many forms and is increasingly gaining national and international recognition in Higher Education. Equality Impact Assessments, for instance, are part of the Research Excellence Framework and are also being developed by research funders to consider the profile of who and what is being funded. As the diversity of the research base increases, it is increasingly important that we ensure that our processes, policies and practices are inclusive.


  • Angela Saini, award-winning science journalist, broadcaster and author of Superior: The Return of Race Science, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and expressvnp中文官网
  • Dr Karen Salt, Deputy Chair, UKRI External Advisory Group Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Christina Miller, Director, UKRO
  • Christina Guindy, Head of Research, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Gemma Tracey, Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust
  • Dr Julie Bayley, Director of Research Impact Development, University of Lincoln
  • Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services, University of Kent
  • Dr Elizabeth Gadd, Research Policy Manager (Publications), Research and Enterprise Office, Loughborough University
  • David J. Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, Division of Vice-President Research & Innovation/ Office of Research Services, York University (Canada)
  • Dr Kieran Fensby-Hulse, Impact Manager, Research & Innovation Services, Teesside University
  • Annette Hay, Senior Research Delivery Support Partner, Coventry University Research Services
  • Steph Bales, Director of Research and Innovation Services, Teesside University and Chair of ARMA