As Fair Outcomes Project Lead, Harleena seeks to positively impact the student experience, sense of belonging and inclusion within the University’s student community through partnership working. With a focus on raising awareness and engagement in tackling harassment and hate crimes. Harleena is currently building strategies to challenge the culture of impunity and silence around sexual misconduct at university.
Prior to joining the Centre for Equity and Inclusion, Harleena was the academic mentor for sociology and criminology for two years where she gained a keen interest in anti-racist curriculum development and critical pedagogy to create meaningful and impactful learning environments. She has also worked with SOAS Students’ Union for three years during Freshers where she facilitated consent workshops as part of the Enough is Enough campaign. Working alongside a team of psychotherapists, Harleena is currently building creative programmes in the activist organisation, Survivors’ Collective, to create supportive, healing spaces for survivors of sexual violence in universities across the UK.
Harleena holds a BSc (Hons) in Social Psychology from Loughborough University and an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London. She has gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has just completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at London Metropolitan University.