For the researchers among us, the quality of our findings and resulting policy/practice change depends on how well we work together with the populations we study.
Underrepresented groups are exactly that: underrepresented. Not only in research samples but also in those who lead the research, or are invited on the team.
Next week, we’re organizing two 1-hour conversations on Zoom (offered twice to accommodate time zones) on generating feasible ideas to make our daily research practice more inclusive.
Our starting point is this recent commentary on equity and inclusion in trauma treatment guidelines (several commentary authors will join). We anticipate the conversation to be relevant beyond the trauma research field, and colleagues across disciplines are welcome.
We will discuss how we can be more inclusive in, for example: a) how we construct our research teams, b) what we study, c) how & where we communicate findings, and d) how we give credit (and who we cite!)
We will gravitate towards tangible actions that are feasible for PhD students and early-career researchers.
Our two sessions are (check the links for time zone conversion):
- Thurs 10 Dec 9am Melbourne time (Weds 9 Dec afternoon in the Americas)
- Thurs 10 Dec 8pm Melbourne time (Thurs 10 Dec morning in Europe/Africa)
And you can register here to join us – I hope to see you there!
Artist Luka Lesson and colleagues on (lack of) inclusion: