Dr Sarabajaya Kumar has a PhD in Public Policy and Management, is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), a London-based organisation committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges, and a European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) accredited coach.
Her interests relate to accountability, governance, intersectionality, ethical leadership and coaching. She currently holds a senior teaching fellowship in Voluntary Sector Policy and Management at UCL and has held faculty positions at various universities including the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Oxford and the Open University. She recently co-founded a non-profit organisation "Intersectionality" and is working on projects relating to "diversity, inclusion and governance" and "disability and employment".
She has extensive experience of coaching and mentoring university academics, grant-makers and social entrepreneurs. Sarabajaya is also a trustee of, and advisor to, various social purpose organisations including the NCVO and a number of small charities. She chairs a small global educational charity, Future First Global, and is vice-chair of Mulberry School for Girls in London’s East End. The thread that links her pro-bono and paid work is a strong commitment to inclusion and social justice.