Work Inclusivity Research Centre (WIRC)

Organisational unit: Centre

Organisation profile

The Work Inclusivity Research Centre (WIRC) is a dynamic community of researchers and partners who are committed to the critically engaged study of issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in employment, and who are guided by principles of social justice. WIRC is based within Birmingham Business School but includes colleagues from across disciplines such as sociology, economics, industrial relations, and psychology.

WIRC brings together academics from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and backgrounds to create one of the leading centres for inclusivity research in the UK. We work with key partners to coproduce research that is both academically rigorous and implementable in strategic decision-making at all levels of business practice; we also actively work to have a positive impact on policymaking and wider society.

In order to conduct fully-informed and relevant research, we engage with organisations of all types: from the largest multinationals to small entrepreneurial start-ups; from social enterprises to special interest groups, professional organisations and large governmental employers. WIRC researchers also have extensive expertise in using both qualitative and quantitative methods.