Meet the team

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Maxine Greaves

Relational Pedagogy/Equity & Inclusion Specialist

Through her work as a practitioner and researcher with several agencies she has developed projects to improve the educational experience of vulnerable and socially excluded young people in South Yorkshire.

Her expertise and skills focus on the alignment of equality, inclusion, and diversity agendas into sustainable knowledge development strategies, which has resulted in her presenting several research papers at national and international conferences

2016 – Present: Yorkshire and Humber BAMEed practitioner network with a focus on intersectionality through the lens of RACE in CPD teacher training and development

2016- 2020: Lead for the Higher Education Race Advisory Group (HERAG)

2019 – 2020: Development and delivery of EDI in Practice Professional Development module for Postgraduate Mental Health Practice and more recently (2021) for the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University

2016: Key member of the award -winning team involved in the “supporting the transition from primary to secondary action research project (Sheffield)

2015: Founder of Men up North and STORM forums dedicated to the exploration of the creation of patriarchy, emotional, cultural narratives past and present relating to the societal positioning of masculinity

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Jamie Caine

Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy Expert

Community Development, Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, and International Authority on Strategy

Principles of Success (2018 – Present) Founded Principles of Success (PoS), a strategic platform for enhancing Race Inclusion within education through four strategic work streams: (1) Student Self (2) Staff and Organisational Development (3) Research and (4) Institutional Habitus

VP of Enterprise Management at LEADing Practice (June 2020 – Present) – Lead and collaborate in the development of standards relating to Race Inclusion, Strategy, Business Architecture, Cloud Computing, and Digital Workplace

Sheffield Heritage Foundation (2012 2015) – Community development for marginalised communities including, Amanah Mother, Baby and Toddler Group, Community family events and Charity fundraiser for emergency aid causes

Senior Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University (2014-Present) – Innovated LEAD Industry Certificate within the UK Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University in 2018. The certification programme has continued to enhance employment prospects for undergraduate students, supporting an increase in employment within business and technology roles.

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Johanne Gilroy

Careers, Employability and Workforce Development Specialist

Empowerment – Working in Careers Advice and Guidance since 1996; qualified in Advice and Guidance (NVQ); winner of Career Development Institute ‘Working with Adults’ Award in 2004; worked on Innovatve Pilot for New Deal for Lone Parents; working on outreach to engage with local communities; expertise covering Higher Education, Further Education, Third Sector and Private Sector.

Innovation – Established 1st Adult Guidance service in England to offer online careers advice 2006; Development and delivery of bespoke employability sessions for PoS, including Cultural Capital and Owning your own career narrative.

Management – Progressive Change in Race Equity for Professional and Student Support Services in Higher Education; Delivering National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda in West Yorkshire by brokering relationships between Schools, Colleges, and employers to create links between industry and educational institutions.

Workforce development – development and delivery of EDI in Professional Practice sessions within Higher Education and across a range of public sector professions including Probation Officers; Prison Officers; Social Workers and Mental Health Practitioners.

Our mission and vision

The mission of the BAMEed Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Network is to bring about Progressive, Organic and Sustainable change and action for people from African, Asian and Other Minoritised Groups (AAMG) in Yorkshire & Humberside through:
  • Developing the leadership potential within AAMG communities
  • Utilising research to inform our activities
  • Enhancing professional practice in relation to equity and inclusion, and
  • Engaging organisations in transformative action. 
Progressive Relational Pedagogy is central to what we do. To find out more about our pedagogical approach and our fundamental workstreams and how this could both inform and transform your current and future pedagogical practices email us at

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