Edwina Peart is an experienced researcher, consultant, educator/trainer in equality inclusion and justice in local community, national and international developmental contexts and cultural, faith and educational environments. Her particular skill combination is effective in both driving and assessing policy and practice and is ground in a broad experience.
Edwina’s research and analysis work includes assessing the links between education and extremism in Kenya and Somalia, the adoption of critical pedagogies in university culture and evaluating the contribution and cost of community engagement in the national regeneration initiative, New Deal for Communities.
Edwina has worked as a gender studies lecturer raising awareness of and advising on issues of gender equality within the wider institution. She chaired a Race Equality Network for staff at a time of organisational and priority change. She has delivered training on trans equality, welcoming diversity and sustaining inclusion and justice.
Her approach acknowledges power relations, structural inequalities and personal agency and perspective. It enables difficult conversations to be opened and held. She works collegiately to formulate and deliver clear action plans with built in commitment and accountability.