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Wayne A. Mitchell

Associate Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Principal Teaching Fellow in Department of Immunology and Inflammation, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Dr Wayne Mitchell is the joint Associate Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and  Principal Teaching Fellow and Senior Tutor at Imperial College London.

Graduating from University of Birmingham with a degree in Biomedical Science, he completed a PhD at University College London in Molecular Genetics, before undertaking Postdoctoral positions in Cancer Biology and Immunology. He has always been interested in understanding what makes students learn and has taught at all levels of the British Education system. He completed his Master in Education at Imperial College focusing on the experiences of Black British students at elite universities and how their ‘minority status’ impacts on their sense of belonging and identity.

Wayne’s passion and flexible working approach has had a positive impact on many students’ academic and personal experience, as well as other staff. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Presidents Medal for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience. He joined Imperial College’s Race Equality Charter-Self Assessment Team in 2019 to help to understand the impact that being a member of a minoritized groups at Imperial College has on their sense of belonging and identity as a BME students.

He Co-Chairs the Imperial College Race Equity Staff Network (“Imperial As One”), which promotes greater understanding and inclusivity for the diverse College community. One of his roles includes hosting IAO’s weekly interview series, Belonging, which explores the lived experience of individuals from minoritized groups. In 2021, along with the Co-chairs of IAO, he received the President’s Medal for Excellence for Community and Culture. In September 2023, he was appointed joint Associate for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Imperial along with Professor Lesley Cohen.

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