Inclusive and equitable research
Information for researchers on embedding equity in studies.
All researchers are encouraged to consider how they can embed equity into all stages of the research processes and to avoid bias. To assist this, please view the Equity and Inclusion in Research page within the Research Hub.
Research focusing on equity topics
The Equity Office Te Ara Tautika is interested in collating research directed at removing discrimination and bias as well as understanding and addressing issues that directly affect Māori and groups who are under-represented or marginalised. For example: women or men where there are barriers to access or success, people with disabilities, people from refugee backgrounds, Rainbow community, Pacific people and those of different ethnicities, older people, and Carers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have research that could be included.
The University recognises there is a need to improve equity outcomes for selection, recognition, career progression, retention and job satisfaction for all our staff.
Read the various sections on this Equity website and Equity information for staff, which details issues, information and support to ensure staff have a safe and equitable experience at the University of Auckland.
Researchers and working conditions
Particular areas relating to equity which researchers may want to consider when entering into a research contract may include:
- Parental leave
- Caring responsibilities while working at the University
- Recognition of caring needs or disability within the Academic Timetabling policy
- Accompanying person’s travel expenses in exceptional circumstances
- Reasonable accommodations for disability and health conditions
- Promotion policy and procedures
- Academic Standards
Faculty and division human resource managers and advisors can advise further on individual situations to ensure fair employment. HR information covers policies, procedures and resources related to your general working conditions, career development and health safety and wellbeing.
Find out about the support services available for students at the University.
There are a variety of scholarships funds and awards that can help fund a student’s studies, including scholarships for; Māori, Pacific, students with disabilities, from refugee backgrounds or from low socio-economic background.