About

Dr Gabriel is a leader in education, empowerment and social justice specializing in strategic approaches to equity, diversity, inclusion and social transformation.

Key Strengths

Dr Gabriel’s key strengths are team-building, networking, collaboration, innovation,  project management, strategic communication and transformation.

Diversity Project Management

Dr Gabriel has developed a number of projects to diversify the media, including People With Voices (2008-2013) an online journalism project funded by UnLtd to increase participation in the news industry among the most under-represented groups. Black Bloggers UK & International Network (2011-2013) was developed to support her doctoral research on Black Bloggers in the UK. Both websites have been archived by the British Library.

Journalism

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 equity 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, evaluation 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.

Diversity Leadership

Dr Gabriel has extensive experience of  leadership in educational equity. In 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.

Research

Dr Gabriel’s research interests are inter-disciplinary and broadly focused on the dynamics of race, gender and culture in media, communication and higher education. These areas of inquiry are approached from a critical race and Black feminist standpoint to analyse the relationships between race, power, privilege and inequality. 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: November 2020

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