We are always pleased to consider research projects for interested organisations. Many of our staff are actively involved in contract research for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Partnerships formed between businesses and Oxford Brookes University for research of this kind can sometimes be eligible for research grants, providing full or part funding for the project.

Our highly qualified and experienced staff can provide you with expert advice through research and analysis; the breadth of our knowledge from many fields of business is extensive, and a vast resource at your disposal. Whether you would benefit from a rapid, one-off solution to a pressing problem, or are seeking to build a long-term relationship with a trusted adviser, there simply is no more direct way to apply their knowledge and expertise across your business.

We have particular expertise in the following:

  • Business strategies for professional services
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Economics for NGOs
  • Employability
  • Enterprise and innovation
  • Growth strategies
  • Market research and evaluation
  • Marketing communications
  • Marketing strategy
  • Operations management
  • Risk management
  • Strategic foresight
  • Strategic outsourcing

The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice specialises in research and knowledge transfer activities in the area of equal rights in employment and diversity management in the workplace. The equality legislation framework has developed significantly since its inception in the 1970s with the individual right not to be discriminated against on the grounds of race and gender, with the addition of disability in 1995. The past decade has seen the introduction of the public sector duties from 2001 onwards, and most recently, the passage into law of the Equality Act.

These legislative developments have come to play a key role in shaping employment policies for all employers, and many large employers now set out explicitly to achieve and sustain high levels of labour market participation of the different equality target groups. Citizenship is closely related with participation in the labour market and equality of opportunity in employment contributes substantially to social cohesion. At an organisational level equality policies and legislation have significant implications for the management of human resources in the workplace. They require the development of leadership capabilities to deliver fair and inclusive employment practices as part of organisations' corporate social responsibility.

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