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Omar Khan

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Omar is Runnymede's Acting Director. Prior to this he was Runnymede's Head of Policy and led the financial inclusion programme. Omar sits on the Department for Work and Pensions' Ethnic Minority Advisory Group. He is also a 2012 Clore Social Leadership Fellow.

Omar's other advisory positions include chair of Olmec (a social enterprise), the 2011 Census, the Household Longitudinal Survey, the Electoral Reform Society, the Payments Council, and as the UK representative on the European Commission’s Socio-economic network of experts.

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Omar is the author of Financial Inclusion and Ethnicity; Who Pays to Access Cash?; Why Do Assets Matter?; and The Costs of ‘Returning’ Home

Omar has also published many articles and reports on political theory and British political history for Runnymede over the past eight years and has spoken on topics including multiculturalism, integration, socio-economic disadvantage, and positive action. These include giving evidence to the United Nations in Geneva, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, academic conferences in Manchester, Oxford, Paris, and Warsaw, the CRE Race Convention, the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights, a Treasury/DFID conference on remittances, St George’s House (Windsor Castle), Wilton Park, and many other engagements in the UK and Europe.

Omar completed his DPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, a Masters in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters in South Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.


Debbie Weekes-Bernard

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Debbie is a Head of Research at Runnymede. Her work has included research on the impact of educational ‘choice’ agendas on BME parents and children.

She has organised large conferences on education and community cohesion and speaking and writing about issues to do with choice, cohesion, achievement and educational inequality.

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Debbie’s upcoming publications include a re-examination of race equality and school exclusions and an assessment of current policy surrounding widening participation in higher education.

Previously Debbie has conducted research for both Runnymede and Nottingham Trent University on projects exploring the reasons for the gap in achievement between children from different minority ethnic communities, together with projects identifying ways of improving BME pupil achievement and work exploring the disproportionate rates of school exclusion experienced by African-Caribbean boys.

Debbie has worked as an associate lecturer for the Open University, teaching social psychology and criminology and her doctorate work explored young black female identity. Debbie’s additional research interests include work on ‘race’ and girlhood, young parenting and black popular culture.

Debbie holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Essex, a Phd is Social Psychology/Sociology from Nottingham Trent University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from City University.

Rose Hall

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Rose joined Runnymede in 2013 as Campaign Manager for our new End Racism This Generation campaign.

Prior to joining Runnymede, she co-ordinated international human rights campaigning for Amnesty International. She has also worked in communications and media roles for Friends of the Earth in both London and Brussels.

Outside work, Rose enjoys speaking French and cycling.

Rose has a BA in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University








Nim Ralph

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Nim joined Runnymede in 2013 as Operations Manager. She supports the smooth running of the organisation and all the projects.

Nim brings experience in strategic development, working across equality strands and project management to the role. She is also currently a Trustee of Bandbazi.

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Nim was Co-Founder and Project Director of So We Stand between 2008-2012, which campaigned for social, racial and environmental justice across England and Scotland. She spearheaded the organisations work on racial justice and envoironmental racism.

Most recently, Nim was a Researcher at Project Oracle: London's Youth Evidence Hub. She also worked in community development and anti-racism at MOSAIC Black and Mixed Parentage Family Group. Her work here included project management, leadership development and events management. She has a particular interest in research and campaigning on issues related to Mixed Race identity.

She has extensive experience working across the Third Sector with expertise in anti-racism, youth work, mental health, homelessness, LGBTQI and women's issues.

Nim holds an MA in Politics and Sociology from the University of Edinburgh.

Sondhya Gupta

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Sondhya joined Runnymede in 2012 as Campaign Officer, and is working on End Racism This Generation and In My Footsteps.

Sondhya holds a BA in Social & Political Science from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Contemporary History and Politics from Birkbeck, University of London. Prior to joining Runnymede Sondhya has been a veterinary surgeon and a campaigns volunteer.

Robin Frampton

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Robin is the Publications Editor at Runnymede, where he edits and produces our research reports. He is an experienced publishing project manager and editor and has worked for leading publishers, including Penguin, Macmillan, Heinemann, Butterworth and SAGE.

Robin has also worked closely with academic societies and research institutes, as well as a wide range of academic authors and editors, designers and illustrators.

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While at Heinemann, Robin worked with Runnymede and the Radical Statistics Group to produce Britain’s Black Population. At SAGE, he worked with the Institute of Race Relations to publish regular issues of Race & Class and SAGE Race Relations Abstracts.

He also works with the National Association for Youth Justice on the Youth Justice journal; with Napo, the Trade Union and Professional Association for Family Court and Probation Staff on the Probation Journal; and the with International Institute for Environment and Development on the Environment & Urbanization journal.

Robin holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Ojeaku Nwabuzo

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Ojeaku has worked at the Runnymede Trust on various projects since early 2011. She is a Research and Policy Analyst. She is currently working on a project investigating the impact of the cuts on the profile of the public sector workforce; and developing an online resource featuring personal and community histories about migration and belonging.

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Most recently she worked at the National Children’s Bureau within the social inclusion department and, as part of her role, worked with the policy team in the Department for Education.

Ojeaku holds a BSc in Politics from Southampton University and an MA in Political Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London.


Florence Nosegbe

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Florence joined Runnymede in 2013 as Public Affairs Manager. Her role will include leading on raising the profile of Runnymede’s work in the media, building support with key decision makers across local and national government, in addition to managing the work of the All Parliamentary Group on Race and Community.

Florence will also be supporting colleagues with all Public Affairs communications function on the range of other exciting Runnymede events and campaigns.