71 minutes | Sep 1st 2020

Experiences of race and gender as a black woman in higher education research management

We had the pleasure of chatting with Saskia Walcott of Walcott Communications in this episode. Saskia has had an unusual journey into the research and higher education sector. Following a career in communications and public relations, she joined the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). She has also worked for universities before starting her own consultancy company. She recently published an article talking about her experiences as a black woman in research management in the UK. 

We talk to Saskia about her career and her experiences including the reaction to her article, the burden placed on minority groups to lead from the front in tackling discrimination and how generational changes may impact on how we create a more equal and diverse research management environment in the future. 

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