Chijioke Obasi


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    Dr Chijioke Obasi is Associate Professor Gender, Equality and Diversity in the centre for Global Learning. Dr Obasi has worked in higher education across a number of institutions and her academic career stretches over 18 years. The majority of her time in HE has been working on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion; both delivering equality and diversity academic content and working as an equality and diversity practitioner. Dr Obasi has a professional background as a social worker and also a qualified sign language interpreter. ‘Africanist Sista-hood in Britain’ is the theoretical framework that guides her research and is a central part of most of many of her publications. Her PhD research looked at experiences of Black women and Deaf women working across a range of organisations mainly in the public sector including: education, health, social care, civil service and social care regulation. Most of her publications are in some way linked to identity and intersectionality and this shapes many of her perspectives on education and educational research. Research methodology and the impact of researchers on research outcomes, forms a significant part of the PhD and has led to a number of peer-reviewed papers on reflexivity and researcher positionality in research. She has an established track record as a published academic and is also the Principal Investigator on the ESRC funded project "Unmasking Educational Inequalities: The impact of Covid-19 on deaf students in higher education". 

    Vision Statement

     As an experienced trainer Dr Obasi is keen to work with external organisation in develop solution focused training in equality and inclusion specifically focused on the needs of the organisation

    Dr Obasi continues to offer the following CPD opportunities that she has designed and delivered to staff in HEIs

    Equality & Diversity in the Higher Education Landscape

    Rights and Responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010)

    Equality & Diversity in the Curriculum

    Equality & Diversity and the Changing Higher Education Context

    Challenges and Opportunities in HE Equality & Diversity

    The following co-designed and delivered CPD offer are particularly relevant to social work practitioners:

    Cultural Identities in Social Work 1

    Cultural Identities in Social Work 2 (Please note workshop 2 is aimed at practitioners who will be able to apply their learning from workshop1)

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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