Jennifer Stergiou is the Director of Research Services at the University of Northumbria and the chair of ARMA (Association of Research Managers and Administrators) in the UK. She took over as chair in the middle of the pandemic, so we had a chat with her about how that has been.
The main reason for inviting her however was to discuss the recent revision of ARMA's strategic plan including a special view on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Jennifer was very honest with us about what they learned about the organisation in a survey, how they have chosen to approach the topic of EDI and finally the role of research managers and administrators in promoting the EDI agenda in research and higher education.
Whether you are a researcher working with research managers and administrators or a research manager and administrator yourself, you don't want to miss out on Jennifer and ARMA's reflections on EDI and internationalisation and how we move forward in research institutions, collaborations and national and international organisations like ARMA.
Learn more about ARMA here: www.arma.ac.uk
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