More recently my work on sexual harassment and violence in higher education has developed into a focus on the cultures of the neoliberal university and how they interact with equality and diversity issues, as well as problems such as bullying, harassment and violence. This has given rise to the Changing University Cultures (CHUCL) project, which developed from funded research at Imperial College London. Our methodology, which has now been replicated at Sussex University, involves careful data-gathering on the institution’s culture using mixed methods, which is used to inform a process of Action Inquiry. Action Inquiry is an organisational development technique in which members of a unit or organisation come together to discuss and act on common issues. We use Action Inquiry to interrogate our data more deeply, and to develop and build on individual and institutional capacities to implement cultural change.
To find out more about CHUCL, you can visit our website.