Backbone Research

Backbone is one of the first points of reference in the UK regarding research into Diversity & Inclusion.

We are committed to undertaking robust research into the impact of our work and to the wider question of “To what extent is the sector Diverse and Inclusive?”

Our research will encompass a wide perspective and provide evidence so that we may all understand the complexity of Diversity & Inclusion. The outcomes are intended to support the sector by shining a light on our “Blind Spots”.

We will be gathering experiences from the following groups:


  • Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Communities
  • BAME Outdoor/Environmental Practitioners
  • Outdoor/Environmental Organisations
  • Different generations of the BAME population

Our research will be presented at a National Symposium at the end of 2021 or post COVID.

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