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Professional Achievements & Experience

Role:

 

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow:

Place & Date:

 

Cardiff University

October 2022 - Present

Duties:​​

  • Completing the project ‘The source of the stream: centring the enslaved Africans who built Penrhyn Castle.’

  •  Contributing to the research activities & raising the profile of the School of Social Sciences.

  •  Applying for & contributing to funding bids.

  •  Organising research-related impact activities.

ESRC postdoctoral fellow:

Cardiff University 

October 2021 - September 2022

  • Completing the project ‘Understanding to Overstand: the educational journeys & experiences of Black British women graduates.’

  •  Co-convenor of the Migration, Ethnicity, Race, & Diversity (MEAD) Research Group.

  •  Completing training courses for career development such as quantitative research methods.

  •  Applying for & contributing to funding bids.

  •  Organising research-related impact activities.

Focus Manager / Race Equality Action Plan Development Officer:

Welsh Government

October 2020 - July 2021

  • Working with key stakeholders to set the vision, mission, & purpose of the plan.

  • Completing the Integrated Impact assessment.

  • Liaising with Welsh Government policy leads & community mentors to facilitate a 'buddies' relationship for the co-construction of the plan & any associated policies.

  •  Contributing to the design, messaging, & communications strategy.

  • Assisting with various tasks to support the consultation process.

Focus Manager / Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Transformation Officer:

Welsh Government

November 2018- March 2021 

  • ​Leading on the new legislative framework of the ALN & Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018, & the associated transformation programme.

  • Drafting responses to ministerial briefings, ministerial & treat official correspondence on issues relating to ALN & the existing SEN System.

  • Supporting & maintaining the development of policy & guidance to help local authorities & schools meet the educational needs of children & young people with ALN

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues in the wider Education Directorate & in the Department for Health & Social Services (DHSS) as well as with outside organisations, including local authorities, schools, professional bodies & the voluntary sector.

  • Communicating with parents/carers of children or young people with special educational needs (SEN) & providing advice & guidance on the procedures of the existing SEN system.

  • Managing the administration of the ALN Transformation Grant, the management of ALN Policy Branch & ALN Transformation Branch budgets.

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