UCL Engineering


Spring into STEM | How the Psychology of Identity Shapes Diversity | Virtual Lecture Series

17 May 2022, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm

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Defining Who We Are: How the Psychology of Identity Shapes Diversity in Organisations. As a part of the Spring into STEM Lecture Series, UCL School of Management's Felix Danbold will be hosting a session on; Defining who we are: how the psychology of identity shapes diversity in organisations, where he will explore why there can be resistance to diversity initiatives within organisations from dominant groups.

This event is free.

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All | UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






Grace Gaywood – UCL School of Management


United Kingdom

Many organisations are now striving to increase diversity in their ranks, but progress is slow. This is caused, in part, by a hesitance among majority group members (e.g., some men in engineering) to embrace diversity efforts and a scepticism of members of underrepresented groups (e.g., women).

In this lecture Felix Danbold, will explore recent research which reveals how the psychology of identity helps us understand where this resistance comes from and uncovers new strategies to reduce it.

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About the Speaker

Felix Danbold

Assistant Professor at UCL School of Management

Felix is an Assistant Professor at the UCL School of Management. His research focuses on diversity, equality an inclusion in organisations. Through his research Felix tries to understand why some people are hesitant to embrace growing diversity, and how we can leverage the psychology of shared identity to reduce resistance to diversity initiatives in the workplace. 

More about Felix Danbold

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