Freya Douglas Oloyede is an experienced Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) professional, having worked in the field within the HE sector since 2010, including six years as EDI Programme Manager at the Equality Challenge Unit (now Advance HE).

More latterly, as an independent consultant, she has provided many higher education institutions, learned societies, funders and sector agencies with EDI focused consultancy, evaluation, research and reporting support, with an emphasis on identifying good practice and areas for development to shape future directions at strategic and operational levels.

Freya currently has an EDI role at Newcastle University, where she leads on central EDI initiatives and accreditation. She is also an advisory board member of Inclusion Labs, an organisation developing an EDI accreditation scheme for secondary schools.