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The EGC is the University of Lincoln's department for diversity and inclusion. Led by Professor Belinda Colston, the EGC specialises in the development and evaluation of EDI strategies and interventions, and their impact across the sector. We carry out interdisciplinary research that critiques and challenges social exclusion and inequality in contemporary society, exploring issues of, and connections between, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class and disability. Outcomes of our research inform and influence evidence-based policy and shape best-practice both within the UK and internationally.

The overarching purpose of the Centre is to drive cultural change across the institution to further the strategic ambitions of the University in terms of inclusion and diversity. The Centre brings together equality mandates and innovation with interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities, embedding and developing a more inclusive culture within the core business of the University.

Our approach is to critique and challenge social exclusion and inequality in contemporary society, exploring the issues of, and connections between, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class and disability. Our interdisciplinary research themes seek to understand and challenge discrimination, both in higher education and the wider society,