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About Dr Dom Jackson-Cole, SFHEA

Dr Dom Jackson-Cole, SFHEA (he/they) has over two decades of experience as a trainer and facilitator across a variety of sectors. Dom has worked with community leaders, students, academics and executives in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, the Netherlands and the US. He was a member of the Universities UK advisory board on tackling racial harassment which published a national guidance on dealing with racial harassment on campus (November 2020). Dom also contributed to a mini-documentary "Is higher education failing black students?" directed by Remani Love, which aired in January 2020 on BBC1.

Dom has worked in UK higher education since 2007 as a policy maker, researcher and practitioner, with expertise in the fields of Widening Participation (WP) and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), particularly as it pertains to 'race' equity.

Dom's PhD concentrated on ‘race’ and racism in postgraduate STEM education in England. His current research interests include anti-racist pedagogy and decoloniality. Most recently Dom was a Senior Adviser for EDI at Advance HE, where he advised universities in the UK and internationally on their diversity and inclusion solutions and strategies. Dom continues to work for Advance HE on a freelance basis.  

Previously, Dom obtained a master’s degree in education from the University of Cambridge, worked at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (the predecessor of the Office for Students) - the sector regulator for higher education, at Kingston University, helping it to become the sector leader in the efforts to close the racialised degree awarding gap, and at SOAS University of London.

Dom has worked with the following institutions, organisations, charities, companies and corporations: 


Manolo Blahnik

HP, Inc.

OC&C Strategy Consultants

42 Management & Production



Digital Orchard


The Film and TV Charity

The Production Guild

Infected Blood Inquiry

London Borough of Hounslow

Nursing and Midwifery Council 

Arts University Bournemouth

Brunel University

Kingston University

London Metropolitan University

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Nottingham Trent University

Ravensbourne University London

Roehampton University

Solent University

University College London (UCL)

University of Chester

University of Creative Arts

University of Edinburgh

University of Essex

University of Kent

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool
University of Sheffield

University of Suffolk

University of Surrey

University of Southampton

University of Westminster

University of the West of England 




Dom often collaborates with other consultants who bring in lived experiences and rich knowledge of the diversity and inclusion questions.


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