Staff profiles

  • Jane Butcher, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Adviser (Staff)

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    Jane joined Oxford Brookes in September 2015 from a background in gender equality and diversity initiatives in the public and third sectors.  Her work has had a particular focus on positive action for women’s progression in learning and the workplace and in technical career paths.  Jane has held management roles in local, regional and national organisations, including the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, and in the delivery of a variety of European and partnership projects. Jane lives in Oxford, where in her earlier career she set up Oxford Women’s Training Scheme supporting local women to return to education and work.  Jane is interested in the intersections of our diverse identities in equality practice, and creating effective strategies for inclusive workplaces. She is keen on live music and vintage and retro clothing.

    Kanja Ibrahim Sesay, Equality Diversity and InclusionAdviser (Students)


    Kanja Ibrahim Sesay joined Brookes in September 2015 from a background in race equality, previously working as the Attainment Officer at the University of Bradford. A graduate of Law and History, Kanja is currently undertaking an MSc in Diversity Management. He is a former NUS Black Students’ Officer as well as the national convenor of the NUS’ Anti-Racism/Anti-Fascism Campaign for the National Union of Students (NUS) 2010-2012.