Sophia Lambert

Jack Harris

I graduated with a BA in History from Leeds Beckett University, followed by an MA in Social and Cultural History from the University of Leeds. It was while studying migration histories that I developed an interest in Jewish migration to Britain. My PhD thesis focuses on Jewish migration to Bradford from Central Europe and explores Jewish identity through the headstones …

Sumayyah Patel

Jack Harris

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (with Industry) at the University of Leeds. I am currently completing a PhD project in Cognitive Neuropsychology funded by Leeds Doctoral Scholarships. My research is concerned with understanding cognition and functionality in multiple myeloma, a haematological malignancy that remains incurable. My project aims to explore the longitudinal impact of disease- and treatment- …

Amirah Muhammad

Jack Harris

I graduated with a First in BA (Hons) BA English and American Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London, followed by an MA in Literary Studies: American Literature and Culture at the same institution. I am currently a doctoral researcher at the University of York, funded by the York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarship. My project explores Black British Speculative …

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Amira Samatar

JonStarkey

My current research explores the educational experiences of Black women students in higher education and through my research and personal experiences as a Black Muslim women I have found my role as a YCEDE scholar to be both exciting and fulfilling. Through the YCEDE scholars board I have had the opportunity in collaboration with the other members of the panel …

Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams

JonStarkey

I am a Law (LLB), Applied Human Rights (MA) and Social Research (MA) graduate and current ESRC and Stuart Hall Foundation PhD Student at the University of York. I have worked as a Discrimination Caseworker and Adviser, supporting individuals with protected characteristics with discrimination related advice and casework. I am also an active member of a number of local Equality …

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Robert B Douglas

JonStarkey

I am a PhD student and a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Sheffield. My research title is: ‘Optimizing the process of chemical depolymerization of polymers via glycolysis’. This research examines Chemical recycling as a sustainable alternative for the recycling of plastic. Chemical recycling reduces plastics to their basic building block (monomer). This makes plastics infinitely recyclable into high-quality …

Olivia Rochelle Joseph

Olivia Rochelle Joseph

JonStarkey

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from De Montfort University, followed by an MRC awarded scholarship for an MRes in Inflammation: Cellular and Vascular Aspects. During both degrees I became particularly interested in research communication with patient, public and healthcare staff and equity in health research, which lead to a six-year career as a Patient and Public …

Beverley D Thomas

Beverley Thomas

JonStarkey

Beverley is a full-time PhD researcher based within the School of English, at the University of Sheffield. She is doing a creative writing doctorate that delves into identity, particularly Black British, Caribbean, and African descendants. Her research also focusses on identity through the prism of trauma, double consciousness, homosexuality, family secrets, slavery, the supernatural, the mystical and Afro-futurism. She has …

Zenab Sabahat

Zenab Eman Sabahat

JonStarkey

“There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for a non-Arab over an Arab. Neither is the white superior over the black, nor is the black superior over the white…” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) My research falls within the remit of the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) given the pressing need to upscale existing mental …

Frederick Munda Kandala

Frederick Munda Kandala

JonStarkey

I believe the YCEDE aims align with my research to address social inequality faced by BAME students and staff in general, particularly Black women academics, the most underrepresented within higher education institutions.