Dr Lateesha Osbourne

EDEI consultant Lateesha uses psychology research to create inclusive solutions across sectors

Dr Lateesha Osbourne - EDEI Consultant

Lateesha is an experienced Equality, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (EDEI) consultant and trainer, with a track record of working with clients across the public, private, and third sectors. Drawing on her academic background, she provides evidence-based solutions that work for clients and staff at all levels of seniority. Lateesha has developed and delivered bespoke courses, including Unconscious Bias, Diversity in Practice, Decolonising the Curriculum, and Micro-Inequities, for clients such as HiTech GP Formula 2, University of Oxford, Meta, and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

In 2022, Lateesha graduated with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Bath. Her doctoral research focused on Black students' sense of identity and belonging in higher education in the UK. Using qualitative methods, she explored Black students' everyday experiences, including encountering "acceptable" racism on campus. As part of her PhD, Lateesha presented her research findings to the Vice-Chancellor and senior managers at the University, seeking solutions to the issues that Black students face.

Lateesha excels at facilitating open, honest, and strategic discussions that identify key issues affecting staff, including leadership teams. She has a talent for seeking solutions to fraught, contentious, and polarised debates within organisations. Drawing on her knowledge of sexuality, gender, and race equality issues, Lateesha liaises with key stakeholders to recommend, influence, and inform Widening Participation and Equality, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies.

As a Hogan Practitioner, Lateesha uses psychometric data to provide insightful feedback to teams and individuals. She is a respected and sought-after speaker who has participated in numerous speaking engagements, including international conferences, guest lectures, discussion panels, and forums.

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