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July 2022 Newsletter (Issue 10)

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IRC News

  • A very big THANK YOU! to Dr Jedidiah Carlson and everyone who attended our event on Combatting the Weaponization of Science by Right-Wing Extremists. The recording of the event will be on our website soon!  

Upcoming Events

Upcoming IRC events



'Situated Hair: Entangled in Society & Science' is an upcoming, 3-part event series which will explore our complex relationship with hair and how this plays out in wider society, the workplace and in scientific research. 

To sign up for an event, please click on the links below.

While the 1st and 2nd events in the series are online and open to anyone, the EEG workshop is in-person and only available to University of Bristol EEG researchers.

BSL interpretation and closed captions will be provided for online events.

Event Details


The Cultural & Political Significance of Hair

Lecture (Online)

Monday 18th July 13:00 BST


Dr Ozlem Koksal | University of Westminster

Sign up here


Hair Discrimination at Work

Mini-Talks & Panel Discussion (Online)

Wednesday 20th July 13:00 BST


Tiahna Gaskin | University of Bristol (Chair)

Dr Azra Khatun | The Surgical Scarf

Zina Alfa | UB Hair 

Sign up here


Inclusive EEG Practice

Workshop for EEG Researchers (In-Person)

Friday 22nd July 10:00 BST


Danielle Johnson | NHS

Melisha Mckayle| Hair by Melisha

Sign up here

View event poster here

We want you!

Do you have an idea for a workshop addressing issues of inclusion in research practice or environment? The IRC has funding to organise events and we want to hear what matters to you & work with you. Get in touch at

Is reproductive health safe in the global South?

Health services could be forced to choose between receiving US assistance, or providing reproductive healthcare. Meanwhile, health advocates fear the decision could have a chilling effect on reproductive health campaigns that have been gathering pace in the developing world.

 Register here 

Bristol ideas event: How do we build the anti-racist society of the future?

Ibram X Kendi and Aisha Thomas

Ibram X Kendi and Aisha Thomas Wednesday 6 July, 19:00 – 20:00 Waterstones | £8 / £6 Book ticket Ibram X Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist) and Aisha Taylor (Representation Matters) discuss the differences and similarities of teaching our children the realities of racism in the US and in the UK.

How do we talk to the children in our lives about racism? How can we inspire and learn with the children in our lives to challenge ourselves to be better? And how do we as caregivers, in a developmentally appropriate way, teach children about racism and other forms of bigotry?


NC3Rs: National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research 

The MRC will soon expect both sexes of animals, tissues and cells to be used as default in all research proposals. NC3Rs and MRC are hosting a webinar on July 21st to give advice on how to prepare for this change. For more information please go to NC3Rs/MRC joint webinar: using both sexes in animal experiments | NC3Rs

Career development event  - Disability and mental health in academia

What sort of barriers do academics with a disability face? How can you best support your colleague with a disability? What tools do you need to be a good ally, identify discriminative behaviours, and address them? With this online career development event, the Academy of Medical Sciences aim to answer these questions. 19th July, 10am BST 

Career Development Event - Disability and mental health in academia | The Academy of Medical Sciences (

BME Early Career Researcher Conference - Making the invisible visible

The 6th BME Early Career Researcher conference will be taking place at the University of West London, hosted by Dr. Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun and featuring keynote speakers Professor Lez Henry and Professor Funmi Olonisakin. The conference will be held online and in-person at the University of West London on 7th July at 8:30am - 6:00pm. Registration is free via Eventbrite. 
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Registration now open!
Black in Cancer Conference 2022
10-11 October 2022, London
A collaboration between Cancer Research UK and Black in Cancer, this inaugural event will bring together scientists from across the globe to celebrate, collaborate and showcase Black excellence in cancer research and medicine.

This event is relevant for all academics and scientists across the research pipeline, and in all career stages. There will be ample time throughout the conference to network with peers, view posters and continue thought-provoking conversations outside of the agenda. Join us and be part of the conversation for change! 
Black in Cancer Conference 2022 10-11 October 2022, London (

Upcoming opportunities

Funding opportunity- UKRI AHRC Research partnerships with indigenous researchers
Apply for funding to allow for equitable collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous researchers and communities.

You must be based at an organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding.

Proposals can focus on a number of themes, including:

  • gender, inequalities and rights
  • languages
  • community and civic discourse
  • intergenerational justice
  • climate and food security.
Find out more here! Research partnerships with indigenous researchers – UKRI

Equality, diversity and inclusion caucus

Apply for funding to lead on providing high quality research evidence on equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) that informs policy and practice in the research and innovation system. Equality, diversity and inclusion caucus – UKRI

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The British Science Association (BSA) is looking for researchers to take part in their Community Buddies schemeIf you are from one of the areas listed below and are interested in being involved, please get in touch via the expression of interest form.
Researchers needed for Community Buddy scheme | British Science Association


Research England - Invitation to participate in focus groups exploring our research culture and working environment


We are interested in learning: 

  • What does ‘research culture’ mean to you?  
  • What has been your experience of the research culture at Bristol?  
  • What would make a positive change in our research culture? 

If you would like to take part, please fill in this quick expression of interest form with your details and preferred focus group

Articles of Interest

Content related to inclusion in scientific practice


Medical journal The Lancet will continue to reject papers with data from Africa that fail to acknowledge African collaborators, in the interest of building African research and of promoting integrity, equity and fairness in research collaboration ‘The Lancet’ journal rejects papers that don’t acknowledge African researchers - The Mail & Guardian (

Through the MESSAGE (Medical Science Sex and Gender Equity) project, researchers, collaborators, and patient groups will co-develop best practice recommendations and a sex and gender policy framework for funders and regulators to improve gendered health outcomes in the UK. MESSAGE (Medical Science Sex and Gender Equity) | The George Institute for Global Health

NSERC guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in research NSERC - NSERC guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in research (

Community voices: sowing, germinating, flourishing as strategies to support inclusion in STEM Community voices: sowing, germinating, flourishing as strategies to support inclusion in STEM | Nature Communications

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