Olorunteleola (‘Teleola) Cartwright AFHEA has worked in race equality since graduating with her LLB in law in 2013. In 2015, she began focusing on race and education, working first supporting those affected by school exclusions before moving into the higher education sector.
She was part of the Halpin research team that delivered ‘Living Black at University’ – a review of the experiences of Black students in their university accommodation for Unite Students.
‘Teleola has experience of auditing public sector and educational institutions, leading multi-agency projects on inclusive education and designing and delivering CPD on inclusive teaching, learning and assessment practice.
She is respected as an expert on race inclusion in higher education and this has led to her giving conference presentations, including as an invited keynote; providing evidence to the Parliamentary Education Sub-committee; and co-authoring a journal article on decolonising the law curriculum published in Law Teacher.
‘Teleola currently works as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Northampton and Equality Officer at Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council. She was previously BAME Attainment Project Lead at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Northampton, and Project Coordinator at Wellingborough Black Consortium.
She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.