Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusiveness.

The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. We recognise that a diverse staff and student body strengthens our research and enhances our teaching due to their broad range of life experiences, and that in order for Oxford to remain a world-leading institution we must continue to provide a diverse, inclusive, fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

The Oxford Neuroscience Community has been developing a unified strategy to achieve positive change in academic diversity. We are working on a number of initiatives that aim to improve equality of opportunity and inclusion in our workplaces, including development and adoption of evidence-based best practices.

ALBA is a network of brain scientists committed to fostering fair & diverse scientific communities. They have drafted the ALBA declaration as a resource for concrete, positive, evidence-based actions that individuals and organizations at any level can take to promote equity & inclusivity. ALBA believe that adopting the actions in the declaration will benefit all members of the research community and the scientific enterprise itself.

Oxford Neuroscience is proud to be a signatory of the ALBA Declaration.

Similar stories

NICE recommends offering app-based treatment for people with insomnia instead of sleeping pills

Hundreds of thousands of people suffering from insomnia who would usually be prescribed sleeping pills could be offered an app-based treatment programme instead, NICE has said.

Developmental dynamics of the neural crest–mesenchymal axis in creating the thymic microenvironment

A new paper from researchers at the Department of Paediatrics and the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences has shown that fibroblasts in the thymus, often considered simply as dull “structural” cells, are much more complex than previously thought.

Unique study of vascular disease reaches 20th anniversary

The only project of its kind anywhere that studies patients with all types of acute vascular events - including strokes, heart attacks, aneurysms - in order to develop better diagnostic tests and treatments celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

New funding awarded to study persistent pain in inflammatory arthritis

The £3.9M Wellcome Collaborative Award will be used to identify the drivers of pain in people living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Massive Publicity for Study of Effects of Mild COVID on Smell

Researchers from the University of Oxford have used data from UK Biobank participants to look at changes to the brain on average 4.5 months after mild SARS-CoV-2 infection.