Selected projects from my past work of over 20 years in Human Rights, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality. Spanning advisory, training and project development. This non-exhaustive list is intended to give a sample of my past work across all areas of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights. As often, this week has overlapped with my creative work and my voluntary work as a peace activist and campaigner for equality.
I started my work in inclusion and equality as an artist and designer, initially looking at accessibility in graphic design for my MA and lately in all forms of visual arts and information design for my PhD in Inclusion. I have since completed various training and review and update my knowledge regularly. This includes areas such as Safe Spaces training (2018 & 2019), Safeguarding good practice (2013), Diplomatic training (2009), Models of Disability (2003), and many others.
I frequently lecture on various inclusion, ethics and rights related subjects both at universities and other organisations around the world.
1999-Present | Troublemaker for Peace| Various
Campaign work across all areas of Human Rights originally starting in LGBT+ Environmental, and Youth Rights before becoming involved with Disability Rights, BME and International Human Rights work. Working to the theory that equality, dignity and compassion are the foundations of achieving all forms of peace.
2017-Present | Refugee Human Rights Advisor |UN & Others.
Independent Human Rights Consultant for advice on protecting the rights of displaced people such as refugees and migrants. With an emphasis on the rights of child refugees as protected by UN Charters.
2015-2018 |Diplomacy, Culture and diversity | United Nations
Working with the diplomacy training team as part of the UNITAR project to foster better diplomatic understanding of cultural diversity and inclusion. Particular focus on inclusive team building and cultural customs in meetings.
2018-Present | Inclusion Consultant |The Scouts UK
Retained consultant for all aspects of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Supporting both staff and volunteers together with advising on policy and EDI recruitment.
2012 | Disability Arts | Together!2012
Brand development and communications consultancy to ensure a new Disabled Arts Charity developed after the London2012 ParaOlympics meets its audience in the most accessible and effective way.
2008 | Accessible Accountability | ITN News
‘Live” consultancy discussion for ITN News on TV discussing the released London 2012 Olympic Logo and the Epileptic Seizures its launch video caused.
2007 | U.K. Digital Switchover | BBC – Digital UK
External consultant responsible for helping to ensure a smooth transition to digital tv across all areas of inclusion with particular focus on disability and age related accessibility.
2006 | Protect the Human | Amnesty International
Consultancy on accessibility and equality in communications and policies for a world leading human rights charity.
2005 | U.K. Ambassador for Inclusive Design | European Union
Representing the U.K. design industry to comment on inclusive typography and visual accessibility in information, branding and publication policies by the EU. Including acting as a judge for the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome branding development competition.
2003-2010 | Developing new ways of accessibility | Design for Diversity Partnership
A founding partner of a multi-disciplinary consultancy company combining Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with Graphic, Branding and Information design. My lead there was on Information and Brand design and development of inclusive and accessible typefaces.
2005 | Accessible, exciting and inclusive communications | London Gay Men’s Chorus
Development of new logo, branding and accessible communications strategy as part of a wider sponsorship programme for design consultancy.
2004 | Accessible Type Design | RNIB & Others.
Consultancy and development of accessible typefaces and typestyles for visually impaired, cognitive disabilities, eye-tracking disorders and other types of visual access needs. Leading to UK proposed guidelines and creation of an international reference point.
2003-2007 | LGBT History Month | LGBTHM / Schools OUT
Initially approached by the founders, Paul Patrick and Sue Sanders to aid in the development of an accessible logo and typestyle. Later brought in as a committee member for the first few years of LGBT History Month to aid in its National event status.
2008-2010 | Equalities Act 2010 | U.K. Parliament & Government
Consultant and community representative brought in to advise on the draft recommendations for the UK Equalities and its impact on LGBT+, BME and Disabled people.
2007 | Domestic Abuse and Violence forum | U.K. Home Office
Working across all areas of diversity and inclusion to assist information and community communications around domestic abuse. Working alongside long standing colleagues, Linda Bellos OBE and Caroline Jones.
2007-2010 | National Representative for Wales | Regard
Acting national representative for Wales, for REGARD, the UK support and campaign group for the rights of Disabled LGBT+ people.
2006-2007 | Safer Neighbourhoods | Metropolitan Police
Diversity consultant on a team advising on a respectful community response in wake of the London bombings and terror threats.
2004 | Pan-London Forum | Mayor of London
Part of the Mayor of London’s Diversity forum to represent and advise from all areas of the community.
2003 | Anti-Social Behaviour | Metropolitan Police
Design and development of community sensitive projects to both combat anti-social behaviour and also to achieve greater community cohesion by direct engagement with neighbourhoods.
2002 – 2009 | Domestic Abuse within the LGBT+ Community | Broken Rainbow
Working with a ground breaking organisation on developing information and communication policies and material for a support service for victims of domestic violence.