Aisha Richards – Director
Richards is an academic and creative practitioner, with research interests that include ‘Pedagogies of Social Justice’, and the role diversity plays in enhancing the possibilities for innovation within a creative context both in higher education and industry. This work includes ‘Any Room At The Inn’ (2009), a scoping study of qualitative research investigating Black Minority Ethnic graduates and their transitions into creative employment, as well as presenting and consulting for institutions on change management.
She created and currently directs ‘Shades of Noir’, this programme is being implemented across the University of The Arts London, whilst also contributing to the development and delivery of the Centre for Learning & Teaching Art & Design (CLTAD) teaching qualification unit of ‘Inclusive Practice’ part of the Academic Practice Provision.
Recently Aisha has been nominated and elected by her peers as Joint Chair to GEMS (Group for the Equality of Minority Staff) and as an Academic Board Member University of the Arts London.