Advisory Board

This journal aims to provide a space for racialised minorities authors to share knowledge around racial health inequalities. We are dedicated to promoting knowledge that might otherwise be stifled under current academic structures. We are looking for authors, artistic creators, non-university voices, and academics to voice issues of importance for marginalized communities who generally do not have a voice.  

We take inspiration from the Audre Lorde quote, "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house", by upending traditional journal structures and creating our own tools for sharing knowledge. We will work with authors from the start of their writing journey, recruiting people based on who they are and what they want to say, rather than a completed manuscript. Articles will be accompanied by lay summaries (and translated summaries where appropriate) and related artwork. Every article will be open access, and we are seeking submission from non-university researchers to broaden out platform. 

Academic publishing is one of the barriers for future racialised minoritised academics, and academic institutions should not hold a monopoly on knowledge production. This journal provides a clear and actionable path to facilitating inclusive publication where early-career authors will be supported to produce impactful publications. This could spark a potential career in academia and help break the bottleneck of the attainment gap.  

Jacob V Joyce

Jacob V Joyce is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice amplifies historical and nourishes new queer and anti-colonial narratives. They are currently researching the cultural legacies of Black British arts education for a PhD supported by C.R.E.A.M (The Center for Research in Education and Arts Media) and 198 Cal Arts Learning Brixton.

Professor Stephani Hatch

Professor Stephani Hatch leads the Health Inequalities Research Group (HIRG) at King’s College London and co-leads the Marginalised Communities programme, including the CONNECT study at the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health CSMH, KCL. Stephani has over 25 years of experience across sectors, locally and nationally, delivering interdisciplinary health inequalities research with an emphasis on race at the intersection of other social identities. She is Principal Investigator for the TIDES study and co-leads and co-leads the development of the Health and Social Equity Collective, funded by King’s College London and Impact on Urban Health. Stephani integrates collaborative approaches to knowledge production and dissemination, action and outreach in training and research through HERON, which she founded in 2010. She also leads equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives and has national and international advisory roles in health and volunteer and community sectors, including as a member of the NHS RHO Board.

Nathaniel Martin

Nathaniel works as a Community Research Coordinator and his role is shared between Kings College London(Centre for Society and Mental Health) and Black Thrive.

Nathaniel develops research regarding the mental health of young people in Lambeth in relation to stop and search where he is amplifying the voices of young Lambeth residents in order to support their ability to thrive. Nathaniel has extensive experience in youth and community work through time leading youth projects and working as a BMX cycling coach.

Jannat Hossain

Jannat Hossain is a campaigner and organiser, who has spent nearly ten years working across civil society on environmental, anti-racist and economic justice campaigns with both large NGOs and small grassroots groups. She is currently a human rights grantmaker at the Baring Foundation, supporting UK civil society to use the law to achieve social change. She sits on the City Bridge Trust committee.

Camara Phyllis jones

Camara Phyllis jones MD, MPH, PhD is a family physician, epidemiologist, and Past President of the American Public Health Association whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on health and well-being. She is currently a Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London, spending the 2022-2023 academic year focused on building research capacity in anti-racism and health.

Siseko H. Kumalo

Siseko H. Kumalo, is a Lecturer at the University of Fort Hare’s Philosophy Department and is completing his PhD wherein he interrogates belonging and national identity in South Africa. He is the recipient of the Harvard South African Fellowship commencing in September 2022. Siseko is a Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South African, 2020 (in the category of Education) and holds a Master of Arts (Cum Laude) in Political Philosophy from the University of Pretoria’s Department of Political Sciences. He received his formative training from Rhodes University where he read in Political and International Studies, Anthropology and Philosophy. His research and teaching interests centre around themes of education decolonisation in the South African academy. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Decolonising Disciplines and has presented his research at world-leading institutions. He has spoken at Duke University’s (USA) Centre for International and Global Studies and further lectured at Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), under their masters in Global Health, teaching on the subject of decolonising Global Health. Siseko has edited Decolonisation as Democratisation: Global Insights into the South African Experience (HSRC Press), co-edited Decolonising Curricula and Pedagogy in Higher Education (Routledge, UK), along with University on the Border: Crisis of Authority and Precarity (SUN Media Press). He serves on the Editorial Collective of Stilet, the Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Association as well as the Literary Association of South Africa’s Executive Committee. Siseko is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (2017).

Dr Tanisha Spratt

Dr Tanisha Spratt is a Senior Lecturer in Racism and Health in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College London. Building on her sociology background and working across literary and cultural studies, Tanisha’s research centres on racial inequalities in health outcomes in the UK and the US.

Specifically, her research focuses on the role of neoliberalism in promoting and sustaining understandings of personal responsibility, deservedness and grievability when it comes to illness, death and dying. Tanisha is particularly interested in how racism-induced stress can lead to poor health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups, and how expectations of resilience can further impact those health outcomes. She is also interested in how experiences of social (in)visibility affect racialised groups, and how that often intersects with experiences of mental and physical illness.

Mama D

Mama D is a Community Researcher and Facilitator whose background is in Nourishment praxisand embodiedand art-based advocacy towardsSocially TransformativeJustice. She currently curates, within Community Centred Knowledge, Learning Journeys, exploring the interfaces of community, modernity and systems ofjustice viaart, culture and otherthan human‘lenses’. She uses embodied, multi-sensoryand action research methods to interrogate the interfaces of both community and academic institutional knowledge assemblage and flow. She is interested in how humans navigate justice issues over time and space and how all beings manage personal and social trauma within bodies located across the ecologies and territories of the Anthropocene.

Rider Shafique

Rider Shafique is a round-the-clock artist, creating visual and performance art to educate and inspire for his project I-DENTITY, which includes photography, films, exhibitions, workshops and a radio interview series for Bristol-based Noods Radio called I-MC. Lyricist, poet and recording artist Rider Shafique, is a prolific and versatile MC at both live events and recording, with countless features across Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Dub and Dancehall.

Dr Salim Hashmi

Dr Salim Hashmi is a Lecturer at King’s College London whose background is in Developmental Psychology and Inclusive Education in Higher Education. In regard to the latter, Salim is particularly interested in inclusive curriculum and teaching practices, as well as the broader experience of students from minoritized and less represented backgrounds.

Dr Udita Iyengar

Udita is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychosis Studies at King's College London IoPPN. She completed her PhD from University College London, with her research focusing on maternal attachment, brain, and behavioural responses to infant facial expressions using functional neuroimaging. Udita joined King’s College London in 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher at the SGDP, and coordinated the c-VEDA project (2016-2017) and the Best Services Trial in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2017-2022) before joining the Department of Psychosis Studies as a lecturer in 2022. Udita supervises numerous MSc projects, teaches across two MSc programmes at the IoPPN, co-leads modules on basic mental health and women's mental health, and is leading a new module on the lived experience of serious mental illness. 

Udita was the lead applicant for a Race, Equality, and Inclusive Education Funding award, to create a student-led advisory board of racially minoritised postgraduate students at the IoPPN. She is very driven to improve the student experience and create more opportunities for minoritised students to come together and is delighted to be on the Stolen Tools advisory board and be involved in such an important journal.