The DTP firmly believes that quality research training in the social and economic sciences should be accessible to all, that research should reflect the interests and needs of all communities, and that the PhD journey should be equally enjoyable and valuable for all. This is a key priority area for us and for the ESRC and UKRI. We have established an expert Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group, including Professor Sin Yi Cheung, (Cardiff University), Ms Henna Nisa (Cardiff Univeristy), Dr Amanda Rogers (Swansea University) and Dr Constantino Dumangane Jr (University of York) to advise and implement our strategy for widening participation and improving the experience of all our students.
We are delighted that this initiative is supported by our collaborative partners in the Welsh Government and Health and Care Research Wales, who are using it to develop their own research capacity in relation to formerly neglected communities. We welcome input and advice from DTP students and supervisors on this essential work.