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Sanchia Alasia

Sanchia  Alasia

We are working hard to promote an inclusive working environment across campus, where staff feel able to be themselves at work and are able to achieve their full potential.

Sanchia , Staff

From UK

Sanchia joined Brunel in September 2012 as the equality and diversity manager for staff. Prior to working at Brunel, she co-chaired the BME staff network at Transport for London, worked as the equality and diversity officer at Queen Mary, University of London and worked as the equality and diversity lead in Barts Heath NHS Trust.

In her current role Sanchia leads the equality, diversity and inclusion team which includes an administrator, data analyst and inclusion officers. She advises the senior management team as to the current challenges that the University face, informed by data as well as focus groups. Sanchia also project manages, leads and delivers on initiatives and projects that will help the University to achieve their equality and diversity objectives in a timely manner.

Sanchia says: “I work with diversity and inclusion membership organisations such as Stonewall, Working Families. Equality Challenge Unit and Business Disability Forum to ensure the University is working to best practice. The team lead on strategic projects at the University to help embed diversity. We are working hard to promote an inclusive working environment across campus, where staff feel able to be themselves at work and are able to achieve their full potential.”

Sanchia works part-time and flexibly to accommodate her role outside of Brunel, She adds: “I am a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, where I live. I also have a heath condition called endometriosis. I was diagnosed with this in 2010. Flexible working allows me to juggle my commitments and give me space and time to recover on my flare up days, which currently average two per month.”

I am a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, where I live. I also have a heath condition called endometriosis. I was diagnosed with this in 2010. Flexible working allows me to juggle my commitments and give me space and time to recover on my flare up days, which currently average two per month.