Contact Dr Diane Farmer


Diane works for Delta Alpha Psi as a Consultant and Facilitator and is a Visiting Fellow at the GLIC at Cranfield University, School of Management. Drawing on feminist and organisational theory, Diane's work and research interests focus on addressing the challenges and benefits of living and working in a diverse society. In particular, she works with organisations to explore meaningful perspectives on how best to achieve equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging in their workplace culture. She holds a PhD in Gender from the London School of Economics, an MSc in NGO Management from Bayes Business School, City University, an MSc in Gender, Culture and Politics from Birkbeck, University of London and BA in Media Studies from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

In 2020, Diane assisted on a project commissioned by the CBI: 'Beyond the Business Case: Ethnicity on UK Boards'. Diane previously worked in the media industry as a journalist and public relations practitioner in Jordan, Zambia, and South Africa.

Research opportunities

Leadership Inclusion

Gendered work and hybrid working


Current activities

Worked on Parker Review 2022

Currently working on FRC Overcoming the barriers to senior representation and leadership by Black and minority ethnic people in FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies research project . Publication date of final report due Summer 2022