Dave S.P. Thomas
Senior Advisor Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Advance HE
Dave S. P. Thomas is an Occupational Scientist (with a remit in social justice), Diversity and Inclusion Specialist and Doctoral Researcher. Dave is currently employed as a Senior Advisor on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Advance HE, a member-led charity in the UK that works in collaboration with institutions and higher education across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and society. Advance HE has a total of 360 member institutions from 28 countries globally (most UK universities are members). He is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council EDI Forum in the UK. Dave is also the Chairperson of the Network for Evaluating and Researching University Participation Interventions (NERUPI) BAME Student Experience Stream. NERUPI is a conglomerate of 70 UK institutions seeking to maximise and measure the impact of Widening Participation interventions. Dave is the editor of three books and numerous publications that broadly explores the interplay between equality, diversity, inclusion, justice and power. Dave is a keen proponent of an intersectional approach to promoting equity, equality, diversity and inclusion.