Unlock the Power of Inclusive Progress
With The Six Stages Framework

Exploring Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Through Different Professional Lenses


Thank you for booking your place at the EDI Roundtable event on Friday, 28th June 2024 at:

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

We look forward to seeing you there for what promises to be a stimulating and trailblazing event.

Please see the digital programme for the day and details of the convenors, speakers, chair, panelists and EDI marketplace vendors below.


Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

The Director and Lead Consultant Psychologist: Diversity & Inclusion expert and Educational Psychologist at Inclusion Psychologists Ltd with senior leadership experience and Board level leadership experience in the voluntary sector and public sector. Experience as senior leader in education at Head of Service level leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams.

Her career includes working for 8 years in higher education teaching.

Post-graduate MSc Educational Psychology Students. She has over 30 years of experience working with young people and adults with learning disability, communication disorders and mental health needs.

Shungu has a doctorate in emotional intelligence. She has recently developed the Six Stages Diversity Conceptual framework for Understanding and Dealing with Discrimination and Racism designed for individuals and organisations. She offers psychological assessments, therapeutic services and is an expert witness in medico-legal and educational appeals. She also offers diversity and inclusion coaching and consultancy for organisations.

Shungu is Chair of the Six Stages Framework Board. She is a Governor for special school in Essex.

She is also an Associate Delivery Partner for https://www.inclusivitii.com currently delivering training and executive coaching for the NHS.


www.inclusionpsychologists.com https://www.sixstagesframework.com

Tel: 07956 965 266                                         


Dr Shungu M'gadzah

Nova Reid

Thought Leader, TED Speaker, Author and Producer

Nova Reid is a thought leader, TED speaker, writer and producer. Often described as a force to be reckoned with, Nova uses her background in mental wellbeing to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. Through her impactful advocacy and powerful public speaking, writing and storytelling, she has become renowned as an agent of change, selected as one of Black Magic Network’s Top 100 Black British Women and receiving a Precious Award for Social Impact. Nova’s sought-after online academy – Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid – and best selling debut book, The Good Ally , have consistently been described as life-changing.

Dr Ama Collison

An Educational and Child Psychologist with more than 15 years’ experience supporting children and young people experiencing barriers to their learning, their families and educational professionals across early years, school, 16+ settings, residential settings, alternative and specialist provisions, independent and grammar schools and also in the youth charity sector. Ama worked as a senior practitioner Educational Psychologist in a London local authority for 10 years, where she developed a specialism in supporting young people’s social, emotional and mental health at both individual and systemic levels. In 2022, Ama set up her own private practice, Millennial Psychology Ltd where she specialises in consultancy, training and delivering interventions to promote inclusive and anti-discriminatory practice in education.

Ama has recently been appointed as a Principal Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at Kings College London, where she is teaching and supervising students across two post graduate diplomas, training students to be mental health practitioners in schools and also parent practitioners.


Romain Muhammad

 Public Speaker | Writer | Recruiter

Romain Muhammad is a is a distinguished professional with over a decade of corporate experience, making significant contributions on both national and international levels. He is the Founder and CEO of Diversify, an agency focused on empowering marginalised communities in the professional world. 
Romain is widely recognised for his expertise in EDI, and corporate social responsibility and is a respected writer and public speaker. 
Currently, he holds the prestigious position of Aziz Foundation Scholar at Birkbeck, University of London, where he conducts research on the histories and cartographies of ‘race’ and racism, culture, ethnicity, diaspora, and postcoloniality in post-war Britain. Romain earned his Bachelor of Arts in History & Politics from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He is a member of the Royal Historical Society. 


Key Note Speakers

Afua Hirsch

An award-winning writer, journalist, former barrister and filmmaker, known for storytelling on culture, identity and social justice. She presents flagship BBC documentary series Africa Rising, Enslaved, a 6-part series about the transatlantic slave trade with Samuel L Jackson, and podcasts, through the production company she founded Born in Me Productions.

Afua’s book Decolonising My Body blends memoir and narrative non-fiction to examine beauty, rituals and ancestry as an approach to radical justice. Her previous books include the bestselling Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging (2018) winner of the Royal  Society of Literature Jerwood

Prize, Equal To Everything (2019), a bestselling book about the UK Supreme Court, Empire: Look Again (2021) published by Tate. Afua is a professor of Journalism at the University of Southern California, a long time journalist and contributor to publications including The Guardian Newspaper, The New York Times, American and British Vogue, where she is an associate editor, and has also practised law as a barrister. http://www.afuahirsch.com/

Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

Director and Lead Consultant Psychologist: Diversity & Inclusion

expert and Educational Psychologist at Inclusion Psychologists Ltd

See bio above

Dr Shungu M'gadzah

Dr Ama Collison

Director & Founder of Millennial Psychology Ltd

See bio above


EDI Panel Chair

Aisha Sanusi

Aisha Sanusi is the co-founder and managing director of the African Caribbean Education Network (ACEN). ACEN convenes a national network of over 8000 Black parents, students, teachers, and professionals. In addition, our network consists of engaged schools, universities, companies, and professionals registered to offer or receive racially equitable opportunities on behalf of their stakeholders.

Using qualitative and quantitative data collected on behalf of the network and external bodies, ACEN trains, consults and work with schools, universities, and private organisations (over 20,000 students, teachers and professionals trained to date) in areas of racial equity.

As Director, her organisational remit focuses on establishing strategic goals, strategic partnerships, the design of services and initiatives that represent the needs of the various stakeholders, organisational expansion, client retention, and service enhancement.

Aisha has a background in marketing and communications, with a particular focus on communication and content strategies for organisations operating in diverse/cross-cultural spaces.

In the past, she has worked with political and charitable organisations operating in the areas of race inequality/equity.

Aisha sits on both the education and Mission 44 (a socioeconomic education charity founded by Lewis Hamilton) advisory boards for the Black Equity Organisation (BEO). BEO is the UK’s first and only civil rights organisation dealing with issues of Black inequity founded by a cross section of business, community, and political leaders such as Professor David Olusoga, Dame Vivienne Hunt and David Lammy MP.

She is also a Trustee for the Dunraven Educational Multi Academy Trust, and is the lead Diversity and Inclusion Governor at St Paul’s Independent school.

Satwinder Sandhu

Chief Executive Officer CVAA

Satwinder Sandhu is a leader in the adoption sector, influencing national and international practice and policy. He is a qualified social worker with almost thirty-years of work experience in children’s social work. Satwinder is currently CEO of CVAA UK and is passionate about giving children a childhood in which they can thrive. His work is focussed on supporting the voluntary adoption sector across the UK and around how adoption needs to modernise. He is particularly keen to ensure this is done through the lens and experiences of adoptees themselves. AtChanging Script Satwinder is involved in driving change in organisations, primarily through greater diversity, equity and inclusion. Satwinder is a TEDx speaker and a member of numerous sector Boards, including the Rees Centre, University of Oxford and EurAdopt



Sally Casterton (She/her)

Finance Consultancy, Coaching and Mentoring

Sally is a former London City board-level Finance Director and former Financial Controller of Britain’s fastest-growing challenger bank with almost 25 years in finance. In 2015, she founded Garner Financial Solutions to offer Coaching, Consultancy and Mentoring to business owners who feel stuck and need a breakthrough.

Sally couples her finance expertise with her psychologically-minded and empathic approach, seeking to thoroughly understand each business and its owners in their uniqueness to provide the most suitable and bespoke solutions without deferring to the mainstream. She is astrong strategic thinker who can absorb large amounts of data from multiple sources, detect patterns others miss and prioritise the most critical risks and issues. Sally has a passion for financial well-being and has an offer under development. 

As a young adult, Sally aspired to be a professional violinist; her music degree is just one part of her creative nature. She applies her creativity and energy to problem-solving to provide innovative solutions.

Sally is a thinker and passionate about equality of all kinds. Her journey of anti-racism and allyship began in 2020. By reflecting on and sharing her experiences openly and exploring with others, Sally intends to be a part of effecting the change that is so long overdue. She has written articles and loves to have conversations about race. Sally has worked closely with Dr Shungu M’gadzah to host meaningful discussions in a safe and supportive way. She speaks on allyship and more and offers mediation and executive coaching where issues of racism have arisen in the workplace.

Sally is a member of the LGBTQ+ and Neurodivergent communities.


Frances Akinde

Frances Akinde, a qualified SENCO, and former headteacher of a Secondary (11-19) Special School for learners with Autism and Associated difficulties. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in various roles across primary, secondary, special/alternative provision and local authority.

From an Art & Design Technology teacher to an SLCN advisory teacher liaising with speech and language therapists across a local authority. She has now returned to local authority work as a SEND inspector and advisor, a role she does part-time whilst managing her consultancy service.

In 2022, after discovering that she was neurodivergent and had a hearing impairment, Frances left headship and now uses her lived experiences to offer training and support to ensure that our schools and workplaces are genuinely inclusive.

In January 2023, Frances co-launched the BAMEed SEND Hub as part of the BAMEed Network; a diverse network for educators which aims to ensure diversity and address racial inequities in    education. She is also an Anti-Racist School’s coach as part of CRED (Leeds Beckett University). Drawing from both her professional and lived experience, Frances talks and writes about the  intersectionality from the perspective of Race & SEND.

As a neurodivergent educator, Frances uses her knowledge to support and mentor people struggling    in the workplace and education. She is also an Assistive Technology Trainer.

Dani Sive

Headteacher at Frank Barnes School for the Deaf
Dan Sive was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to London in 1999 after qualifying as a primary school teacher at the University of Cape Town. He started working at Frank Barnes School for Deaf children in London in 2000 as a class teacher, and then progressed to Team Leader, Assistant Headteacher, and finally Headteacher in September 2016. He is proud to be a positive Deaf role model for the pupils, staff and the Deaf community, with a strong vision for bilingual education for Deaf children.

Chrystal Cunningham

Assistant Head Pastoral and Inclusion at Wimbledon High School.

She began her career in education as a Teach First Leadership Development Participant and has since been a Head of Physics and Deputy Head of Sixth Form. She is passionate about gaining a comprehensive understanding of racial discrimination within UK secondary schools. Through a social and cultural psychological lens, Chrystal seeks innovative ways to reduce experiences of racial discrimination and improve the mental health of young people at risk of such experiences. She is currently completing a Churchill Fellowship project titled, ‘reducing racism and its negative psychological impacts’.

Marcia Ore

Marcia Ore Assoc CIPD, MSc, MA, PGCERT

Marcia Ore is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant and Coach who provides a wide range of delivering a range of services, mainly in the UK and North America, such as reviewing policies and practices, conducting cultural audits, and grievance, investigations and grievance appeal advisor, and coaching DEI committees and employee resource groups. She has developed her skills, knowledge, and experience from working and supporting individuals and organisations in the public, private and voluntary sector in the UK and internationally.

With over 30 years’ in DEI, coaching, mentoring, training, and facilitation experience which began whilst she was a serving Police Officer in the UK. Marcia held several roles where she challenged the structural barriers to equality, diversity, and inclusion which existed in the police service, delivering training programmes and supporting the development of Police Officers and Police Staff at varying stages of the individuals careers. She was Vice chair of West Midlands Police Black and Asian Police Association, Chair of Vice chair of West Midlands Police Black and Asian Police Association, Chair of NBPA’s Gender & Sexual Orientation subcommittee, member of the Association of Chief Police Officers Working Party exploring the career progression of women and Black and Ethnic Minority Police Officers and staff and British Association of Women in Policing. 

Since Marcia’s transition from policing in 2012, she has held several paid and voluntary roles across the public, private and voluntary sectors. The roles  she held with a strong focus on diversity, equality and inclusion are

  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead at the UK Atomic Energy Authority Marcia designed and implemented the Authority’s first strategy, Being Inclusive., equality impact assessments, overseeing Athena Swan accreditation action plan, and expanding employee resource groups.
  • Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at EMCOR UK plc, and a member of the executive leadership team she was responsible and accountable for the developing strategy and its implementation across the business. Marcia designed and implemented the company’s first inclusion, equity, and diversity strategy, provided guidance on developing diverse supplier strategy and introduced a seventh employee resource group, the Senior Leadership Team Women’s Forum. 

Marcia is on the Advisory Board of Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear, the UK Chair of Equity & Equality for G100, a global organisation  and on the Board of Trustees at the Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA), a UK charity providing legal advice to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Moreover, she is tthe co-founder and  co-organiser of Women in the Shade (WITS), which held its inaugural conference in Birmingham on the 18th of January 2024. WITS vision– “Creating an environment where Black women’s talents, unique experiences, and perspectives are acknowledged, respected, and valued.”

Marcia holds several qualifications including:-

  • MSc Education, Management, and Leadership
  • MA Coaching and Mentoring for Personal, Business & Organisational Development
  • CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Learning & Development

Daniel Matovu

Advanced Equality & Diversity training for the Bar profession

Ugandan-born, educated at Eton and New College, Oxford (read Classics then Jurisprudence). Called to the Bar in 1985. Now practising at 12 Old Square Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn, specialising in employment, particularly discrimination, and professional discipline. Appointed trainer for many years for the Bar Council on Diversity Awareness and Advanced Equality & Diversity training for the Bar profession. Elected member of the General Synod of the Church of England since 2021 and member of the Committee of Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (CMEAC); also co-opted member of Bishop’s Council for Oxford Diocese.

Daniel is currently engaged in a long-running legal battle representing himself against 59 barristers and a powerful legal team concerning alleged discrimination, as the sole black barrister out of 60 in his former chambers.


Grace Marsh

USA Sociology & Psychology Research Student

Video recording about research using the Six Stages Framework

Grace Marsh will be graduating with bachelor’s degrees in sociology and psychology from Grinnell College in 2025. She recently completed research that focuses on how first-year undergraduate students perceive and navigate issues of racism, homophobia, and ableism. She utilized semi-structured interviews at the beginning and end of the academic year to explore students’ attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. She used Dr. Shungu M’gadzah’s Six Stages Framework to identify ideological shifts that may have occurred throughout the year. Her research provides colleges and universities with insights into the social, cultural, and institutional factors that shape students’ responses to these issues. 

Alysia-Lara Ayonrinde

National Education Lead for Racial Justice Church Of England

Video recording about the Church or England Education Team and The Six Stages Framework.

Alysia-Lara Ayonrinde is the National Education Lead for Racial Justice within the Church of England. Her distinguished career in education spans 15 years, encompassing senior leadership roles across the U.K., West Africa, and South America. She brings unique, evidence-based perspectives that supportively challenge conventional norms to foster greater interfaith and intercultural understanding in schools, communities and churches. Alysia-Lara is deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, evident through her transformative contributions to learning environments. She pioneers innovative strategies that empower leaders, teachers and students from all backgrounds to flourish. 

Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

Director and Lead Consultant Psychologist: Diversity & Inclusion

expert and Educational Psychologist at Inclusion Psychologists Ltd

See bio above

Dr Shungu M'gadzah

Ekua Cant,

Linkedin and Career Coach, Be Your No.1 Cheerleader

Ekua is an author and Linkedin Coach. She is neurodivergent with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. She is no stranger to career change or transitions and is using her positive style to coach ambitious women to unlock their mindset, gain career clarity and create career success on their own terms.

She is the author of a motivational self-help book called, Be Your No.1 Cheerleader, which uses the entrepreneurial journey to encourage active positive self-development.

Ekua started her career as a personal assistant to a Director working in the UK Civil Service, working with numerous Government Departments the Cabinet Office, Home Office and left as an IT Project Manager. Whilst working in the Civil Service she founded 2 startups, Layover Adventure and the Hackathon Queen. She’s been an employee, contractor, and is an entrepreneur. She has led multi-million-pound public sector digital transformations. She was also awarded a ticket to Barack Obama’s acceptance for the nomination to the Democratic party for her campaigning work for the civic voluntary organisation DCVote. She has completed the London Marathon in 2018 one of the hottest on record!

She formerly ran DrinksBot, an on-demand drinks delivery service enabled by a Slack Chatbot. She is an advocate for diversity, equality and inclusion in tech. She met the late Queen Elizabeth II twice and is the former Co-vice Chair for GTA Black Women in Tech.


No Knot Co

No Knot Co. is a hair tools and accessories brand dedicated to empowering individuals with Coily, curly and wavy hair through high-quality hair care tools and accessories. Founded by Keshia East, an influencer turned entrepreneur, our mission is to simplify hair care routines and help customers embrace their natural hair with confidence and ease.

A note from Keshia, the founder of No Knot Co. “My journey began as a beauty influencer passionate about all things beauty and curly hair care. Experiencing the challenges of maintaining my curly hair first hand, I wanted to create a brand that offers practical and stylish solutions. Growing up, managing my hair was a struggle for my parents and me alike. My mission is to take the stress out of washdays. I started with No Knot Co (launched in 2020) and have now launched Kurl Kitchen with my sister (Fleur East). We used ingredients found in Ghana’s kitchen, Okra, Yam, Baobab: to find naturally derived solutions to care for your hair, which includes 5 products (shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, curl cream and hair oil)”.

Contact Information:

Website: www.noknotco.com (available at Boots and Sainsburys)
Kurl Kitchen – Exclusively available at Boots
Social Media: @NoKnotCo @thekurlkitchen


Inclusivitii is a diverse and intersectional full-service leadership, diversity, and inclusion consultancy based in Oxford, UK, with a global client reach, working with corporate and non-profit sector organisations at various stages of their growth to foster productive, inclusive, and thriving communities of people.

Founded by acclaimed leadership and inclusion expert Aduke Onafowokan to plug the gap between aspiration and impact, our education, coaching, and consulting functions combine research-led and evidence-based variety and inclusion strategies with change management principles to produce accurate, tangible, and scalable results. https://www.inclusivitii.com



9.00am – 9.30am

Arrivals and registration. Tea & Coffee. Bookshop and Book Signings.





Dynamic sister duo, Dr Ama Collison & Afua Hirsch,

Dr Ama Collison

Dr Shungu M’gadzah

Romain Muhammad

Dr Ama Collison

& Afua Hirsch

10.00 – 10.30am

Opening Address

Nova Reid

10.30 – 11.45am

EDI Panel Discussions Between Cross-Functional Professionals

Chair: Aisha Sanusi


1. Satwinder Sandhu

2. Sally Casterton

3. Frances Akinde

4. Marcia Ore 

5. Dani Sive

6. Daniel Matovu

7. Chrystal Cunningham


11.45 – 12midday

Tea & Coffee Break


12 – 1pm

Keynote Speaker 1

Presentation on The Six Stages Framework Toolkit and embedding it into the organisation’s culture and functions.      

Dr Shungu M’gadzah, Director, Lead Consultant Psychologist and Diversity and Inclusion

Expert at Inclusion

Psychologists Ltd

1pm – 1.45pm

Networking, Lunch and an EDI-Focused Marketplace and Bookshop


1.45 – 2.45pm

Keynote Speaker 2

The Six Stages Framework Application in Organisations and Schools

Dr Ama Collison  

2.45 – 3.45pm

Workshops so far:

1.    Church of England Education and The Six Stages Framework – video

2. NeuroDiversity in Focus and The Six Stages Framework

3.Research using SSF as a research tool in Universities-video.

4. SSF Online courses and platform


5. Beyond Allyship


1. Alysia-Lara Ayonrinde


2.  Ekua Cant

3. Grace Marsh


 4.Mala Mathews


5. Sally Casterton

3.45 – 4.00pm

Closing address and call to action



Kugan Naidoo 


Dr Ama and Dr Shungu & Romain Muhammad


This is Book Love

An award-winning collective of Educators, Artists, Musicians, Creatives, Aunties, Uncles, Parents and Grandparents working together to make multicultural matter.

This is Book Love is curating and showcasing and bringing together the best multicultural content the world of arts has to offer and we’re taking it on tour! Schools, Nurseries, Public and corporate spaces, Markets…you name it – we’re there! www.thisisbooklove.com


A 19-year-old saxophonist and violinist. Being trained classically in both instruments presented an opportunity for him to use his skills to explore further genres of more contemporary music. Since starting his career, he has featured in Guapmag alongside British rapper and global artist Unknown T, as well as playing at weddings, corporate and private events in the UK and abroad.

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  • Executive Leadership coaching from £250/ hour
  • EDI Supervision and support £130/hour
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coaching £150/hour
  • Bespoke Diversity & Inclusion Training from £2000/day
  • Race and mental health coaching £120
  • Anti racism expert affidavits starts from £800
  • Individual diversity assessments- inclusion profiles (prices vary)
  • Organisational diversity assessments (prices vary)
  • Psychological assessment for anti racism claims starts from £1,400

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