Dr Kevin Guyan (he/him/his) is a researcher and writer whose work explores the intersection of data and identity. He is the author of the forthcoming book Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action, which examines the collection, analysis and use of data related to LGBTQ people in the UK. He runs the research consultancy EDI Scotland, which promotes robust research with a radical edge and works with organisations (big and small) to make Scotland a more equal society.
Wednesday 12 May
Count me in – the collection of diversity monitoring data and its use for action
The collection of data about individuals’ identity characteristics (such as gender, race, and social background) is a rapidly evolving area of work. For social change organisations, the design of diversity monitoring questions needs to align with reporting requirements, but also ensure that staff and service users can, as far as possible, describe themselves in ways that reflect how they identify. This session will encourage participants to think critically about the collection of diversity monitoring data, increase their knowledge of the topic, and boost their confidence to engage with diversity monitoring data in their own organisations.