Dr Rebecca Surender

Rebecca SurenderDr Rebecca Surender is Vice Principal and has been a Governing Body Fellow since 2003. She is also a member of Academic Committee, Building Committee and Fellowship Committee.

Dr Surender was appointed Oxford’s first Advocate and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality and Diversity in January 2015. The role provides leadership and coordination of all equality and diversity work across the university in order to advance the university’s commitment to building an inclusive culture for all its staff and students.

Dr Surender is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention where she supervises doctoral students and undertakes research in health policy and social policy in developing countries. Her main focus concerns the politics, implementation and outcomes of health and income maintenance policies in South Africa.

She has worked as a consultant and advisor for several multilateral and government agencies including the World Bank, UNRISD, UK DFID and SA DSD and she is currently a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University, South Africa.

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