Dr Paul Ian Campbell is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester. He is also an award winning academic in the area of race and inclusion. His first monograph won the British Sociological Association’s Philip Abrams Prize in 2017 and he has continued to publish widely in this area. Paul also has a distinguished track-record and commitment to inclusive pedagogical practice, first as a secondary school teacher, then as an academic and researcher, and now as a senior leader.
Since 2020, Paul has been directly involved in leading the University’s strategic response to eliminating the awarding gap between White and minority ethnic students at the college, university and national level and in devising toolkits, strategies and training for improving racial literacy among teaching staff.
Paul currently leads on a number of cross-university Race Equality and Education projects and supports a number of UK universities in addressing racial inequalities in their curricula and in their assessment processes. Paul is also Chair of the University of Leicester Race Equality Action Group, a University Distinguished Teaching Fellow and current winner of the University of Leicester’s Citizens’ Award for Inclusivity. Paul was recently appointed to Director of the Leicester Institute for Inclusivity in Higher Education. In this role, he will continue his ground-breaking work and contribution to informing best racial inclusion practice at Leicester and across the sector.