Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE)

Institute for Planetary Resilience and Community Transformation

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.

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 areas of research focus:

  • Health Studies: Dr Peggy Mulongo
  • Global - Dr Allwell Uwazuruike and Dr Komali Kantamaneni
  • Sociology and Social Policy: Dr Chinyere Ajayi
  • Arts and Culture: David Knight
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Dr John Wainwright
Senior Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

John teaches on the Social Work, Social Policy and post graduate research student programmes. His research expertise is in race, ethnicity, youth justice, children and young people in the care system, adoption and fostering. He is a research degree tutor and the Youth Justice…

Dr Roxanne Khan
Director, Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM)
School of Psychology and Humanities

Dr Khan is our course leader for BSc Forensic Psychology. She is a multi-award-winning researcher, lecturer, and Director of Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM); an international multiagency network using innovation to reform domestic abuse policy and practice. If you would like …

Latest news

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:

The Impact of Institutional Racism

This animated film explores the impact of institutional racism. In it, Nina Lorde of DE&I TV News interviews Obi Mann to discuss the impact that institutional racism has had on his career and prospects. Obi speaks about his current and past experiences in terms of employment, training and progression opportunities. As well as his experiences in the education and the criminal justice systems. Business Correspondent, Ishani Chakrabarti, is on hand to discuss the business case for embracing diversity in the workplace.

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Anti-racism training
Coming soon

Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE) works in partnership with onEvidence Ltd to develop bespoke antiracist training and diversity and inclusion initiatives for UK organisations.

Being Antiracist

Based on a collaborative approach to antiracism, we work with those employees most marginalised, to develop training and a wider programme of change informed by their experiences and based on their needs.

Contact us for more information our Director is Dr John Wainwright