Misbha Khanum

Misbha Khanum

Misbha started her career at Swansea University studying for a BSc in Psychology. After completion of her degree she worked for in the voluntary sector focussing on race, where she developed a deeper understanding of inequalities that exist in society and was involved in projects aimed at redressing some of these race inequalities. Her next period of employment involved working in the voluntary sector with disabled individuals aimed assessing needs and helping disabled people re-gain employment.

Misbha has worked for Swansea University for the last 5 years as an Equality Officer. During her time here she has completed her HR CIPD qualification, and also completed a Masters in Human Resource Management, with her dissertation focussing on perceptions of the promotions process between Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and White staff.

Misbha’s role is a holistic one, where she supports all the protected characteristics under the Equality Act, for staff and students, as part of this delivers a number of training sessions throughout the University. Other areas of work Misbha has been involved with include the University Strategic Equality Plan, which is the overarching plan for progression of equality and diversity at Swansea University, Athena SWAN, a charter aimed at progressing  women in academia in the STEMM areas, the and the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. This is an index which aims to measure how supportive organisations are for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual employees. Since joining the University Misbha has led on activities around Black History Month also and formed our BME staff network called SIREN (Swansea International Race Equality Network).

In her spare time Misbha enjoys spending time with her family and watching documentaries based on real life experiences.  Misbha maintains a work-life balance in her employment, and is married with 2 children.