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Simon Woolley

Published: 24/05/2018

Co–founder and Director for Operation Black Vote   Simon Woolley is co–founder and Director for Operation Black Vote. An organisation that tackles persistent race inequality through Black and Minority Ethnic democratic engagement. In May 2008 the Government Equalities Office released his publication on ‘How to achieve better BME political representation’ and in 2012 he received…

Patrick Johnson

Published: 24/05/2018

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Manchester   Patrick became Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Manchester in 2007.   He manages a team that provides advice, support and guidance to senior managers, staff and students across the University. He leads on the development of diversity and inclusion strategies, policies…

Ilyas Nagdee

Published: 24/05/2018

NUS Black Students Officer   Ilyas is currently serving as the NUS Black Students Officer where he represents students of colour in Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeships.  His priorities this year have been around attainment, Prevent and institutional racism. Prior to his role at NUS, he was the Diversity Officer at University of Manchester…

Professor Fiona Ross CBE

Published: 24/05/2018

Kingston and St George’s   Fiona Ross has a background in community health and social policy and has worked as a practitioner, teacher, research leader and senior manager over a 35 year career in Higher Education. She has worked at King’s College London as a Professor and Director of a Research Unit, and had the…

Fiona McClement

Published: 24/05/2018

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University College London   Fiona is the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at University College London. She has been at UCL for 8 years and during this time, UCL has become the only University in the UK to gain both a Bronze Race Equality Charter and institutional-level Silver…

Ash Talwar

Published: 24/05/2018

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, University College London   Ash has worked in higher education for 20 years, originally within Student Services, where he was responsible for the strategic management of scholarships and funding, disability, international student advice and general advisory teams.  He has worked on a range of equalities areas, including:   Equalities charters,…

Alison Johns

Published: 24/05/2018

Chief Executive, Advance HE   Alison was recently appointed Chief Executive of Advance HE in autumn 2017.  Prior to that she was the Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation.  She has worked in Higher Education for 25 years.  Before becoming Chief Executive, she was Head of Policy for leadership, governance and management at the HEFCE…

Victoria Lowry

Published: 21/08/2017

Head of Policy at NUS

Professor Anthony Forster

Published: 19/07/2017

Professor Anthony Forster is the sixth Vice-chancellor of the University of Essex, and he took up his post in 2012. Anthony is a political scientist and his most recent work focussed on the duty of care owed by the state and society to service personnel. Anthony has published 11 books and nearly 50 articles and…

Jess Moody’s profile

Published: 15/05/2017

Jess Moody is a Senior Policy Adviser and leads on social mobility and sexual orientation.

Professor Jane Norman

Published: 14/02/2017

Jane Norman graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1986. After early clinical and academic training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Edinburgh, she was awarded the degree of MD by the University of Edinburgh in 1992. Since 1993, she has conducted translational research aiming to understand factors responsible for the initiation of normal…

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott

Published: 13/02/2017

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott is the Senior Pro-Vice-chancellor responsible for research and innovation and strategic development at Swansea University. Professor Lappin-Scott is Vice-president of the Federation of European Microbiology Societies (FEMS) and a trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust. She is former president of the Microbiology Society and the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME). Hilary…

Professor Stuart Croft

Published: 13/02/2017

Professor Stuart Croft is Chair of the Board of Equality Challenge Unit. Stuart became the Vice-chancellor and president of the University of Warwick in February 2016, moving from his previous role as the university’s provost and prior to this as the Pro-Vice-chancellor for research (Arts and Social Sciences). Stuart has been part of Warwick’s community…

Professor Cara Aitchison

Published: 13/02/2017

Professor Cara Aitchison is President and Vice-chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University. She was previously Vice-chancellor of the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth (2013-16), Head of Moray House School of Education and Chair in Social and Environmental Justice at Edinburgh University (2010-13), Dean of the faculty of education and sport at the…

Kevin Guyan’s profile

Published: 10/01/2017

Kevin is a mixed-methods researcher who leads and supports ECU’s research initiatives

Donna Rowe-Merriman

Published: 07/09/2016

Head of Higher Education at UNISON

Professor Geoff Layer

Published: 07/09/2016

Vice-chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton.

Julia Halej’s profile

Published: 21/04/2016

Julia is a senior policy adviser and provides the strategic and operational lead on ECU’s race initiatives (excl the Race Equality Charter).

Stephanie Millar’s profile

Published: 08/03/2016

Stephanie Millar is a Programme Adviser Scotland, supporting colleges and universities in Scotland.

Dr Nicola Rollock

Published: 21/12/2015

Dr Nicola Rollock is deputy director of the Centre for research in race and education at the University of Birmingham.

Professor Aneez Esmail

Published: 21/12/2015

Aneez is a professor of general practice at the University of Manchester and continues to work as a clinician.  He is an active campaigner for equality both in higher education and the NHS.

Professor Laura Serrant (OBE) PhD, MA, BA, RGN, PGCE, Queens Nurse

Published: 21/12/2015

Professor Laura Serrant (OBE) is Head of the School of Nursing, at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is currently on secondment with NHS England as head of evidence and strategy in the nursing directorate.

Professor Kevin Hylton

Published: 21/12/2015

Kevin Hylton is professor of equality and diversity in sport, leisure and education, Leeds Beckett University.

Baroness Afshar OBE FASSc

Published: 21/12/2015

Haleh Afshar is emeritus professor of politics at the University of York and serves as a crossbench peer in the House of Lords and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Tinu Cornish

Published: 17/12/2015

Tinu is a training and learning adviser and develops and delivers evidence-based training and resources.

Dr Victoria Brownlee

Published: 15/12/2015

Head of Athena SWAN Ireland Email: Victoria joined Advance HE in 2018 to lead the development and delivery of the Athena SWAN Charter in Ireland. Victoria’s role includes delivering tailored training and workshops to Athena SWAN applicants, moderating Athena SWAN panels, and supporting higher education institutions in developing their Athena SWAN work. Victoria is the primary…

Professor Nigel Seaton

Published: 08/09/2015

Nigel Seaton is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay University

Dr Chantal Davies PhD MA (Oxon) MA (Chester) LPC (solicitor) PGCE FHEA

Published: 08/09/2015

Chantal is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law and Discrimination Law in the Law School at the University of Chester

Professor Janet Beer’s profile

Published: 06/02/2015

Vice-chancellor of the University of Liverpool

Margaret Ayers’ profile

Published: 02/02/2015

Human Resources Director at Queen Mary, University of London

Ruth Gilligan’s profile

Published: 09/07/2014

Ruth Gilligan is Athena SWAN Manager for Equality Challenge Unit.

Professor Mary Stuart’s profile

Published: 08/07/2014

Vice-chancellor, University of Lincoln: GuildHE/Universities UK nominee

Rosemary Stamp MA MSc MIoD MCIPR FAUA FCIM profile

Published: 08/07/2014

Director and principle consultant of Stamp Consulting UK

Professor Colin Riordan’s profile

Published: 08/07/2014

Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University: Universities UK nominee

Professor Paul Olomolaiye’s profile

Published: 08/07/2014

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England Bristol

Michael MacNeil’s profile

Published: 08/07/2014

National Head of Bargaining and Negotiations, University and College Union: JNCHES nominee

Patrick Johnson’s profile

Published: 08/07/2014

Head of Equality and Diversity, University of Manchester

Professor Mark Cleary’s profile

Published: 08/07/2014

Vice-chancellor, University of Bradford: Universities UK and GuildHE nominee

Sarah Dickinson Hyam’s profile

Published: 04/07/2014

Sarah is Head of Equality Charters at Equality Challenge Unit

Juliet Adams’s profile

Published: 04/07/2014

Juliet Adams is Head of Resources at Equality Challenge Unit

James Lush’s profile

Published: 04/07/2014

James Lush is the Equality Charters Development Manager

Gary Loke’s profile

Published: 04/07/2014

Gary Loke is Deputy Chief Executive/Head of Policy and External Relations for Equality Challenge Unit and is part of the senior management team. He oversees ECU’s policy and research work, training and learning development and delivery, and external relations.

Ellen Pugh’s profile

Published: 04/07/2014

Ellen Pugh is the Programme Manager (Policy) at ECU. She has many years of experience working on equality issues especially related to gender and gender identity. Ellen works part-time on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

David Ruebain’s profile

Published: 04/07/2014

David is Chief Executive of Equality Challenge Unit

David Bass’ profile

Published: 04/07/2014

David is the Associate Director for Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Clare Pavitt’s profile

Published: 04/07/2014

Clare is responsible for developing ECU’s training and learning resources.

Claire Herbert’s Profile

Published: 04/07/2014

Claire manages ECU’s Race Equality Charter

Ashlee Christoffersen’s profile

Published: 04/07/2014

Ashlee is a Researcher and works on the development, analysis and delivery of ECU’s research initiatives