Breaking barriers to better
using knowledge from academia
Thought-provoking content & free research
We'll be regularly sharing new content focusing on some of the key barriers to being an inclusive society for all, which were uncovered in our Global inclusivity report.
Below, you'll find blogs, podcasts, and interviews from experts in their fields. There's also a rolling programme of free research published by Emerald; this content will be updated regularly. The current theme focuses how we can break down some of the barriers that exist within academia, and in particular, the research community – these could be knowledge exchange, interdisciplinary and collaborative research, making research simpler to understand, or looking at what it is like to work in academia, and the cultural issues within the system. At this time we are shining a spotlight on how co-creation and collaboration can help drive real change, fuelled by the power of diverse voices and viewpoints.
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Articles, podcasts & interviews
We've collaborated with a number of authors around the world to create articles, videos and podcasts as part of our commitment to inclusivity and diversity. This content is collated into themes, which are updated every month. The current theme focuses on breaking down the barriers to better via knowledge from academia.
Interdisciplinary Research Project: gender equality & democracy in Morocco
Co-production in action with Tim Cole
Abstract connections Rethinking leadership in HBCUs
Johnny D Jones
Mobilising knowledge through social media: getting the right ideas to the right people
The fully functioning university in challenging times
Using action research to make real impact in a community development project
Sapna A. Narula
An open letter to the leaders of HBCUs: How to sustain and support a successful future
Johnny D. Jones
Participatory design with autistic adults – involving, supporting and empowering communities
We need an academic revolution
Out of Africa: A crusade against prejudice on the path to parity
Ashley – PGR student, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham – discusses mission-led content.
Action-research – helping companies respond to modern slavery legislation
Dr Amy Benstead
Horizontal collaboration in response to modern slavery legislation: An action research project
Amy V. Benstead, Linda C. Hendry, Mark Stevenson
Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership
Diana Bilimoria and Lynn T. Singer
Academia and the World Brain: The role of academia in society considered as a higher-order cognitive system
German Ulises Bula, Sebastián Alejandro González
The impact of business schools in transforming the society case: AUC School of Business
Consortia activity in academic libraries: Anti-competitive or in the public good?
Compliance and Defiance: Michigan Publishing’s Early Encounters with Research Impact Metrics
Rebecca ;Welzenbach, Charles Watkinson
Can subaltern professors speak?: examining micro-aggressions and lack of inclusion in the academy
Pierre W. Orelus
The right to be included: Ensuring the inclusive learning and work environment for people with disabilities in academia
The lived experience of toxic leadership in Irish higher education
Academic mothers as ideal workers in the USA and Finland
Reconstructing my identity: An autoethnographic exploration of depression and anxiety in academia
Accelerated two-year degrees in the UK: potential impact on student mental health
Dieu Hack-Polay, Magdalena Read
Higher Educational Engagement in Economic Development in Collaboration With Corporate Powerhouses
Michael W-P Fortunato, Theodore R. Alter, Morgan R. Clevenger, Cynthia J. MacGregor
Feminist Leadership in the Academy: Exploring Everyday Praxis
Kris De Welde, Marjukka Ollilainen, Catherine Richards Solomon
“She Don’t [does not] Belong Here:” Silver Linings amid the Ivory Tower
Tapping into the assets of first-generation students during times of transition
Africa S. Hands
Universities in the Early Decades of the Third Millennium: Saving the World from Itself?
George Richard Lueddeke
Rise in higher education researchers and academic publications
School of Business, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao SAR, China
Emerald Open Research
Open Access in low- and middle-income countries: attitudes and experiences of researchers
Emerald Open Research
Global inclusivity report
As part of our ever-evolving understanding of what inequality feels like and how we may start to tackle it, we’ve commissioned a global report on inclusivity; this is a small step in understanding the challenges people face and that we must face into in order to create a fairer, more inclusive society.