Mary Adeyemo recognised in 2022 Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Awards

Congratulations to DPhil student, Mary Adeyemo, who was awarded a Highly Commended Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Award. 

Mary and Louise stand next to each other facing the camera  with Mary holding the award.

Mary received the award for her work enhancing opportunities for school students from under-privileged backgrounds to access higher education and to enter the legal profession. She is a member of the HeLEX (Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies) at the Faculty. Her research focuses on the intersection of health law and technologies in Africa with the hope of advancing the healthcare systems in Africa. She founded a project, CareerCarrierz, which, amongst other things, supports indigent students in Nigeria with resources to study and take local and global opportunities as well as organising tech classes for teenagers, empowering them to explore tech opportunities at a young age.

Congratulations also to the Dean of the Faculty, Mindy Chen-Wishart, who was one of 6 staff members shortlisted from 36 nominees for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Staff Champion or Role Model category. Mindy was recognised for her #RaceMeToo campaign launched on Twitter in July 2021 which seeks to raise awareness of, and challenge, everyday racism.

vice chancellor's diversity awards logo - three intersecting petals in descending shades of blue, red and purple

And congratulations to Omar Khan, Departmental Lecturer at the Centre for Criminology, who was nominated by his students for his impact on their experience. His nomination stated: 'Omar’s impact on the experience of racialised and otherwise multiply-marginalised students in just a few short months has been especially clear. Not only does he make time for any student who seeks out his advice, but his deep personal humility and heart of service are so clear in every interaction.'

Full list of winners and shortlisted