Zainab leads on the improvement of student outcomes, widening participation and the creation of an inclusive culture for everyone at London Met.
She is the Director of the Centre for Equity and Inclusion which will formally launch later this year.
Prior to joining London Met in September 2019, Zainab was a Faculty Director at the University of the West of England, Bristol supporting three large departments to achieve outstanding TEF and academic results for over 4,000 students. She has held a number of strategic and operational management roles and has extensive experience of supporting overseas partnerships.
She is a multi-award-winning advocate for inclusion and race equity in education and her work has received national recognition at the prestigious Guardian University Award in 2019.
Prior to her academic career Zainab trained as a barrister and holds a PhD in legal philosophy. Her doctorate examines the exclusionary dimensions to public participation in environmental decision-making, exploring the experiences of marginalised groups, the relationship between State and citizen as well as impact of the Anthropocene on non-human interests.
Zainab says ‘I am so proud to have joined London Met. The University is committed to addressing issues of discrimination, under representation and inequity within Higher Education. There is great potential for us to unlock our collective capacity for social justice and be a leading force for change in the Sector.’