This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 788204.

Thomas Brage

I am working as a practitioner in the field of gender equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). I have been involved in several projects, from local level (Department, Faculty and University) to international. I have most had the following foci:

1) Gender dimensions in Physics, where I have earlier contributed with Physics examples to the Gendered Innovation homepage (on the text books) and currently I am heading the GENERA workgroup on this topic. This is an interesting and rather ground breaking exercise to extend the gendered innovation project to this “gender-resistance” subject of Physics.

2) Scientific Literacy, where we are developing models and tools for teachers and students at academic STEM institutions. We are approaching this as equal opportunities and diversity, closely linked to sustainability and ethics. A course is currently running at our Faculty of Science, as pilot for academic teachers.

3) Diversity as a pre-requisite for universities to remain relevant and to strive for high quality and even excellence. In this field I worked within the LERU-network on their recent position paper, which should in the future be translated to concrete actions.

4) Career developments, fight for meritocracy and against bias. This work is done both at the international level, through the LERU network, and the local level, with implementation of a new process at the Faculty of Science of Lund University. On the LERU level we have produced an advice paper and are presently working on a collection of best practices and a sort of toolkit.

5) Anti-discrimination education, where we are developing and running workshops against discrimination and for awareness of, not the least, micro-aggressions and non-events.

My focus now is on the faculty level, where we have introduced a lined-up approach of implementing gender equality and diversity measures, and the European level through the policy group for EDI of LERU, the GENERA network and the new Horizion 2020 GenerEX-project.