Dr Tamsin Bowers-Brown has been appointed as the Director of the Office for Institutional Equity at Leeds Trinity University.
Dr Bowers-Brown will join the University in January 2022 and lead a programme of training, engagement, accreditation, monitoring and integrated practice improvement to support students, staff and the Leeds Trinity community.
Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, the newly created Office for Institutional Equity will examine all policies and practices through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion, support staff and students in these matters, and develop appropriate training.
Dr Bowers-Brown has worked in higher education for 18 years, in both academic and professional service roles. Over the past four years, she has led significant institutional change in her role as Head of Social Justice and Pedagogic Practice at the University of Derby to promote equity and to embed a social justice approach to eliminating the awarding gaps.
She began her career at Sheffield Hallam University working in numerous roles from educational researcher, lecturer and programme leader, through to principal lecturer in education and head of postgraduate taught courses. Dr Bowers-Brown is a Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University in the Centre for Equity and Inclusion and co-convenor of the British Sociological Association’s Education Study Group. Her research focuses on inequalities in education.
Dr Bowers-Brown said: “I am extremely proud to be joining Leeds Trinity University, an institution where social justice is clearly centred at the heart of its mission. I look forward to building on the excellent work that has been implemented with a commitment to ensure that equity permeates every area of practice for the benefit of our students, our colleagues and our community.”
Professor Charles Egbu, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “I am delighted to announce that Dr Tamsin Bowers-Brown has been appointed as the Director of the Office for Institutional Equity at Leeds Trinity University – a key senior role that is central to delivering our new strategy.
“As a University, we are committed to offering a personal and inclusive experience that gives every student the support to realise their potential and make a difference. The newly created Office for Institutional Equity is designed to establish a fairer, inclusive environment for all and I will work closely with Dr Bowers-Brown to build on our approach so far. I look forward to welcoming Tamsin and working together in the coming months.”
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