How can our international research collaborations be more inclusive? An interview with Charles Ogunbode

Published on 12 October 2023

We interviewed Charles Ogunbode from Nottingham University to discover how our research collaborations could be more inclusive.

Charles is an Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology and was a keynote speaker at this year’s ACCESS Summer School. He talked about how we need to look back to look forward, reflecting on how we can be more inclusive working with others.

Charles’s 3 top tips

  1. Invest in building stronger relationships
  2. Think about the benefits for all involved
  3. Work to co-produce timescales that allow equal participation of all collaborators

Charles co-leads a project How people of colour experience and engage with climate change in Britain.


Further reading

Charles’s talk was based on evaluation of the Media Exposure, Climate Anxiety and Mental Health (MECAMH) project which has not yet been published but the following papers produced by the MECAMH consortium are available to read:

Climate anxiety, wellbeing and pro-environmental action: correlates of negative emotional responses to climate change in 32 countries Science Direct

Negative emotions about climate change are related to insomnia symptoms and mental health: Cross-sectional evidence from 25 countries Springer Link

Zippel, K. (2017) Women in Global Science: Advancing Careers through International Collaboration. Stanford Press.

Zeineddine, F. B. et al. (2022). ‘Some uninteresting data from a faraway country’: inequity and coloniality in international social psychological publications. Journal of Social Issues


More about the ACCESS Summer School 2023