University of the West of Scotland has appointed a senior figure to champion its equality, diversity and inclusion strategy.
Dr Khadija Mohammed is the University’s new Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
A sector leader on racial equity and anti-racism education, Khadija brings significant experience to what is a vital role within the University.
I am delighted to begin this new role within the University and have the opportunity to focus on anti-racist curriculum and drive forward improvements in equality outcomes across UWS. I look forward to working with my wonderful colleagues to champion EDI together.
Dr Khadija Mohammed
Dr Lucy Meredith, Deputy Principal of UWS, said: “We are thrilled with the appointment of Khadija as our new Associate Dean for EDI. Khadija will help UWS continue to deliver on its equality, diversity and inclusion ambitions, with the University at a pivotal point on our EDI journey."
Khadija will be instrumental in delivering an inclusive environment for all; ensuring we further attract, develop and retain a diverse range of colleagues and students and demonstrates our clear commitment in this area.
Dr Lucy Meredith, Deputy Principal of UWS
Khadija’s research centres on the lived experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Scotland, with a focus on acknowledging, nurturing and celebrating their diverse identities.
Khadija is the co-founder and Chair of the Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators, and received the Scottish Trade Union Congress Equality Award in 2019. She is the first BAME educator to be elected as the Convenor of the General Teaching Council for Scotland and was Chair of the Advance HE/Scottish Funding Council project ‘Tackling Racial Harassment in Universities and Colleges’.
Khadija is currently the chair of the Scottish Government Anti-Racism in Education Programme Board and recently received the Outstanding Contribution from a Staff Member accolade at The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022.