Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE)

Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE) works to generate new questions and new thinking in relation to modern day challenges relating to racial inequalities across the globe.


Welcome to GRACE, the Global Race Centre for Equality based at the University of Central Lancashire. GRACE is a vibrant, transdisciplinary research centre, committed to quality research and intellectual enquiry that has real-world impact. GRACE is led by academics of colour and benefits from an active membership of colleagues with a track record of race-focused and/or racially inclusive research with a commitment to anti-racism.

The centre operates under four key research themes, reflecting industry, the private, statutory, and voluntary sectors. GRACE is led by four Co-Directors who are experts in their fields.

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Free membership offer

Are you committed to race equality? Do you believe in the values of anti-racism? Do you have a passion for research and want to see real change?

GRACE welcomes members from the UK and internationally.

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Research themes

Global Race Centre for Equality is organised into four thematic areas of focus:

Research team leads

Latest news

  • A black student looking at books in a library

    UCLan has pledged around £280,000 to fund research into racial inequalities within Higher Education. UCLan will fund five PhD studentships over three years.

    Thursday 15 October 2020
  • Representatives from UCLan's GRACE and Lancashire BME Network at the MOU signing

    UCLan & the Lancashire BME Network (LBN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to officially cement a partnership to work on a number of projects together.

    Wednesday 19 January 2022

Race in focus: PhD Studentships

GRACE secured funding from the University of Central Lancashire for 5 PhD studentships to investigate a number of research areas, including challenges faced by early careers researchers of Black, Asian and other racialised minorities heritage, and why a proportionately lower number of good honours degrees are awarded to black students.

The areas of enquiry include:


Director: Pradeep Passi


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