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Kaushika Patel

Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Deputy Dean Health & Life Sciences - De Montfort University

Kaushika’s Deputy PVC role of leading Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) includes being Director of the Decolonising DMU project, Chair of the University Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team and Chair of the University EDI committee.  Kaushika is also a member of the Advance HE Race Equality Governance Committee.

Kaushika’s passion in driving forward anti-racist practice comes from her 17 years working as a social worker with Black, Asian and minority ethnic children and young people and her 15 years working in Higher Education where race inequalities continue in a variety of forms.  Kaushika has two children both at University and hearing their experiences of racism, othering and exclusion continues to drive her passion to work, from the inside, to build an anti-racist Higher Education sector.