Naomi has a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies, from the University of Bedfordshire and a PGCE in post compulsory education, from the Institute of Education (UCL). She is a Lecturer in Social Care with over 10 years’ experience working in the Education sector. In 2022 she was recognized for her contribution to teaching with certification of fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She currently teaches and module leads across Social Care and community practice degree programmes at the University of Northampton. She is also the acting Chair of the BAME Staff Network at Loughborough University. In 2023 Naomi’s work was recognized through receipt of an award for being a “Champion for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” by Loughborough University. Naomi is a writer and public speaker, disseminating her work and knowledge through blogs, panels, presentations, and training. In addition to her doctoral research and academic role she is a freelance consultant specialising in areas such as Anti-racism, intersectionality, racial violence, colourism, and white privilege. Naomi’s research interests are in the areas of Racial equity, Gender equity, Anti-racism, and the impacts of trauma. She conducts research through a Black Feminist and Intersectional lens. Her doctoral research focuses specifically on Black women’s experiences within UK Universities, with the objective to amplify their voices and the ways in which individuals and groups navigate University spaces. Her research is interdisciplinary and influenced by a range of academic areas such as history, social psychology, human geography and sociology.