Keele Institute for Social Inclusion

Keele Institute for Social Inclusion (KISI) aims to draw together a vibrant community of partners across sectors to tackle the issues of inequality on a local, national and global scale. 

The Institute promotes and supports a wide range of interdisciplinary research, co-created with external partners, that seeks to identify, explain and overcome social, economic, political and cultural obstacles to egalitarian respect and social inclusion.

Membership of the Institute is open to all.  If you would like to join us, please follow this link and complete the simple online form.

KISI is one of the five Keele Research Institutes (along with the Institute for Sustainable Futures, the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Institute for Global Health and Wellbeing, and the Digital Society Institute) delivering transformative interdisciplinary research in response to the challenge facing by our local area, the UK and the wider world.

KISI brings researchers from across the University together with external partners to address a range of problems related to the marginalisation, under-representation and disempowerment of various social groups.

KISI’s work is organised around three themes:

  • Tackling inequalities
  • Supporting communities
  • Sustaining democracies

The collaborations we foster aim to draw on our world-class research on these issues to stimulate positive and practical interventions that can address these social problems of exclusion and injustice. KISI also hosts the coCREATE network, launched in 2021, this network integrates all the innovative community-based, collaborative and creative research across the University.

Our partners