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Anti-Racism working group

At Brunel, we recognise that we need to do much more within our community to put an end to racism and its impact on our colleagues and students.

Our Anti-Racism working group brings together colleagues from across the university to lead work to combat racism and actively change the policies, behaviours, and beliefs that perpetuate racist ideas and actions at Brunel.

Meaningful change starts with a commitment to fighting the inequality and racism we find around us, and everyone at Brunel can help achieve this, regardless of your role at our university.

On this site, you’ll find useful information on racism and anti-racism resources, training, research as well as news and events held by our community. 

About the Anti-Racism working group

Formed in 2020, following the murder of George Floyd and the global Black Lives Matter movement, the Group has met regularly since, initially to share lived experiences of racism and more recently to focus work on four priorities.

Colleagues from our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff network and associated student groups are members and are consulted with regularly. The group reports to the Equality Opportunities and Human Resources Committee, Student Experience and Welfare Committee and other University committees where appropriate.

 Who's who

Colleagues from across the university are part of our working group. If you would like to join please email Simona Lam.

Professor Rebecca Lingwood
Professor Rebecca Lingwood
Co-Chair and Vice-Provost for Students, Staff and Civic Engagement
Anvitha Paruchuri
Anvitha Paruchuri
Co-Chair and President, Union of Brunel Students
Henrietta Spalding
Henrietta Spalding
Student Equality and Diversity Manager
Beatrice Otudeko
Beatrice Otudeko
Co-secretary and Staff Equality and Diversity Manager
Hilda Bertie
Hilda Bertie
Co-secretary and Interim Staff Equality and Diversity Manager
Dr Tina Ramkalawan
Dr Tina Ramkalawan
Director of Brunel Graduate School
Dr Royona Mitra
Dr Royona Mitra
Associate Dean of Equality and Diversity, CBASS
Dr Laura Hills
Dr Laura Hills
Associate Dean - Equality and Diversity, CHMLS
Professor Maria Kolkotroni
Professor Maria Kolkotroni
Associate Dean of Equality and Diversity, CEDPS
Dr Nana Anokye
Dr Nana Anokye
Academic representative and Divisional Lead / Reader – Health Economics
Dr Asress Gikay
Dr Asress Gikay
Academic representative and Lecturer in AI, Disruptive Innovation and Law
Dr Adrienne Milner
Dr Adrienne Milner
Academic representative and Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Ximena Schmidt
Ximena Schmidt
ECR representative and Research Fellow - Global Challenges
Sharanya Murali
Sharanya Murali
ECR representative and Lecturer (Education Academic) in Theatre
Connie Fernandes
Connie Fernandes
Student representative and Vice-President Student Activities
Sam Johnson
Sam Johnson
Student representative and Vice-President CHLMS, Union of Brunel Students
Bina Fatania
Bina Fatania
CMSR rep. Students First Programme and Communications Manager
Senthila Quirke
Senthila Quirke
Academic Development Professional
Robyn Fitzharris
Robyn Fitzharris
Working Group support, Executive Officer to Vice-Provost (Education)
Simona Lam
Simona Lam
Working Group support, Executive Assistant to Vice-Provost (Students, Staff and Civic Engagement) and Vice-Provost (Education)