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Meet Our Mentors

Our Mentors

The six BAME female Professors leading Generation Delta will be part of our cohort of mentors alongside other BAME female academics across the UK.

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Professor Donna Chambers

Professor of Critical Cultural Studies
Department of Arts
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences
Northumbria University

Professor Uma Kambhampati

Professor of Economics and Head of the School of Politics Economics and International Relations,
University of Reading

Professor Shaofeng Liu

Professor of Operations Management and Decision Making,
University of Plymouth

Professor Amaka Offiah

Professor of Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging,
University of Sheffield

Professor Farzana Shain

George Wood Professor in Education,
Goldsmiths, University of London

Professor Iyiola Solanke

Iyiola Solanke is Jacques Delors Professor of European Union Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College. She was previously Professor of European Union Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds Law School and the Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the University. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawai’i School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law and Harvard University School of Public Health. Professor Solanke is a former Jean Monnet Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute. She is an Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple.

Professor Usha Menon

Professor of Gynaecological Oncology; Training and Capacity Lead at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit
University College London

Professor Ritu Kataky

Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Durham University; Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Professor Coretta Phillips

Coretta Phillips is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy. She joined the Department of Social Policy in September 2001. She is involved in teaching both Social Policy and Criminology in the department at BSc and MSc level and is a member of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology.

Professor Ann Phoenix

Professor of Psychosocial Studies at the University College London

Professor Shushma Patel

Professor Shushma Patel joined De Montfort University in November 2020 as Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. Prior to this, she held various roles at London South Bank University, including Director of Research & Enterprise and Director of Education & Student Experience. She led University wide initiatives in research & enterprise and learning & teaching.

Professor Amel Alghrani

Amel read law (1999-2002) and was called to the Bar (2003) before working at the General Medical Council. Passionate about the interplay between philosophy, medicine, law and ethics, Amel completed a PhD at the University of Manchester on the regulation of assisted reproductive technologies (2008).

Professor Emerita Dr Tehmina Basit

As Professor of Education and Director of the Institute for Education Policy Research at Staffordshire University, I have been involved in teaching Master’s, PhD and EdD students.

Professor Salima Paul

Professor Salima Paul is Professor of Credit Management at the University of Plymouth Business School.

Professor Rasmita Raval

Rasmita Raval is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Director of the Surface Science Research Centre established as a UK Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) at the University of Liverpool

Professor Audrey Osler

I work in the related but distinct fields of Human Rights Education and Education for Democratic Citizenship, and my research is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on sociology, political science, and legal scholarship.

Professor Enitan Carrol

I am a Professor of Paediatric Infection, and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Sophia Labadi

Professor Sophia Labadi’s academic background includes degrees in Heritage Studies (PhD and MA) from UCL and in Political Sciences (BA) from the Institute of Political Sciences in Grenoble (France)

Professor Claudia Bernard

Claudia is a Professor of Social Work and Head of Postgraduate Research in the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies.

Prof Esther Akinlabi

Professor Esther Akinlabi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, currently serving as the Deputy Faculty Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.