Investigating technicians’ experiences during the Covid-19 crisis
With Kelly Vere MBE in the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Louise Mullany and Dr Victoria Howard have been researching the impact of the current Covid-19 crisis on the technical community in UK universities and research institutes. This EPSRC-funded investigation as part of the University of Nottingham’s STEMM-CHANGE project, focuses on investigating issues of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) during the pandemic.
The Report highlights major changes to working practices brought about and/or accelerated by the pandemic, including transformations in how teams communicate and the impact of increased flexible working. It also identifies new barriers that have emerged and the exacerbation of existing challenges in relation to mental health, gender discrimination, parenting and disabilities.