Former Roehampton Education Lecturer, Jason Arday, becomes the youngest black professor at Cambridge University
- Monday, February 27, 2023
A former Roehampton lecturer, Jason Arday, who taught in Roehampton's School of Education, has become the youngest black recipient of a professorship at the University of Cambridge.
The BBC reports: 'Diagnosed with autism and global development delay in his early years, Jason Arday was unable to speak until he was 11 years old and could not read or write until he was 18.' He now wants to inspire others from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds within Higher Education.
In 2018, Jason had his first paper published and was able to secure a senior lecturership at Roehampton University, working as a Senior Lecturer within the School of Education. His research covered Race, Education and Social Justice and included topics such as tackling racial inequality in Higher Education.
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