Groundbreaking research on gender diversity in horseracing

Horses racing

In May the first ever research into diversity in British horseracing was published by the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and PracticE (CDPRP) at Oxford Brookes University and Women in Racing (WiR).

The research demonstrates the requirements to develop a gender diversity agenda within the sport.

Undertaken by PhD Researcher Kate Clayton-Hathway and Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Director of the CDPRP and Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Business School, the work received widespread national media coverage.

Professor Simonetta Manfredi said: “The issues highlighted are very similar to those experienced by other sectors, and we hope the findings provide the strong evidence and recommendations that British horseracing needs to achieve greater diversity across its different functions.”

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