Dr Gabriel is a consultant and leader in education and social justice. She specialises in strategic approaches to equity, diversity, inclusion, curriculum development, inclusive teaching strategies and interdisciplinary, emancipatory research.
Dr Gabriel’s key strengths are team-building, networking, collaboration, innovation, project management, strategic communication and transformation.
Dr Gabriel applied her expertise in social justice pedagogy in collaboration with Aisha Richards (Dean and Head of the Centre for Race and Practice based Social Justice at UAL) between 2016 and 2109. Their programme of specialist staff training formed part of UAL’s Inclusive Curriculum Project, and was cited in the University’s successful submission for a TEF Silver Award (see page 13). Building on this success, Dr Gabriel has applied her expertise in inclusive teaching practice to the development of new undergraduate modules while serving on revalidation teams. After successfully applying for funding to extend inclusive teaching beyond her own practice, Dr Gabriel developed the 3D Pedagogy Framework to decolonise, democratise and diversify the higher education curriculum. The funded project involved developing a workshop for lecturers, teaching and programme staff and organising pilots at three institutions across a range of disciplines. This included delivering a workshop at the Canada International Conference on Education at the University of Toronto in June 2018.
Diversity Project Management
Dr Gabriel developed the online project to diversify the media ‘‘People With Voices (2008-2013)’ to increase participation in the news industry among the most under-represented groups. The website has been archived by the British Library.
Dr Gabriel’s journalism is focused on giving voice to the perspectives and experiences of marginalised groups and articulating issues around inequality. She has written for several publications including Times Higher Education, Guardian and Independent .
Expert Media Analysis
Dr Gabriel’s expertise around race, inequality and transformation is much sought after. In addition to a steady demand for her consultancy services, she is also frequently called upon as a media commentator to provide clarity and analysis of historic and contemporary issues and events. She has been interviewed across television, radio, print and online in the UK and US for a range of media outlets including BBC, Guardian, Independent, Times Higher Education and Huff Post.
Dr Gabriel has extensive experience of leadership in educational equity. In April 2013 she created Black British Academics and serves as its Director. During her tenure at Bournemouth University she served as Deputy Chair and Co-Chair of the Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team between 2016 and 2019.
Dr Gabriel’s research interests are interdisciplinary and broadly focused on the dynamics of race, gender and culture; analysis of the relationships between power, privilege and inequality, and transformative pedagogy. She has presented her research at international conferences around the world in Paris, Brno, Dubai, Buffalo, Hawaii, Washington DC, New York, Austin, Toronto and Patras and is an accomplished public speaker.
Last updated: June 2021
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