Simonetta Manfredi

Professor in Equality and Diversity Management and Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University

Simonetta Manfredi is a Professor in Equality and Diversity Management and Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

Her recent research has focused on age discrimination and retirement policies, gender diversity in leadership roles in the Higher Education sector and equality issues in research careers. Her work has been published in a range of academic journals including the European Journal of Labour Law, the Industrial Law Journal, Legal Studies, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law and Employee Relations, but also in practitioner-oriented publications. She has co-authored ( with Dr Savita Kumra) ‘Managing Equality and Diversity: Theory and Practice’, winner of the Chartered Management Institute Book of the Year Award (Management and Leadership Category) 2013.

She has also co-authored (with Professor Liz Doherty) the award-winning article: Improving Women’s Representation in Senior Positions in Universities, published by the international journal Employee Relations. This paper was named by the leading publisher Emerald Group Publishing as an outstanding paper award winner in their Literati Network Award for Excellence 2011.

She has been awarded funding from a range of organisations to include Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Equality Challenge Unit, Higher Education Funding Council for England, European Social Fund.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor in Equality and Diversity Management and Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University

Publications

  • 2014
    Diversity in higher education leadership: researching the careers of Top Management Programme Alumni, ECU and Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • 2013
    Meeting the Challenges of Active Ageing in the Workplace: Is the Abolition of Retirement the Answer?, European Labor Law Journal, vol. 4, no. 4, pp.251-271