Alyson Malach is the Director Equality and Diversity UK
Alyson's background in teaching and management was gained in Further Education Colleges and Manchester LEA, where she held a number of senior management posts in Further Education Colleges in Preston, Liverpool and Bolton.
She has worked in the post-16 education sector since 1985, starting in the area of Special Educational Needs and developing her portfolio of work to include teacher education, work with disadvantaged groups, community cohesion and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Alyson worked for NIACE as a Research and Development Officer for Black and Minority Ethnic Groups for 4 years.
She has conducted education and learning research nationally and internationally on post-16 education and race/equality issues.
Alyson is the author of a number of publications and articles on education and equality. Her most significant publication ‘Colour Blind’ was published by NIACE. Alyson worked with GERI (Gender Equality & Race Inclusion) on reviewing and updating their Complete Equality & Diversity Training Toolkit and other published resources on gender equality. As Director of Equality and Diversity UK Ltd, Alyson has developed and published a number of equality and diversity resources which have been available for sale since 2007. These resources have been redeveloped and updated after the Equality Act came into force in October 2010 and can be viewed here
Prior to setting up Equality and Diversity UK, Alyson was the Head of Lifelong Learning in Manchester, based in the Education Department and responsible for student grants, community learning, prison education, compulsory education and adult and community-based learning. A significant part of her role was to work closely with the police, social services, health services and voluntary and community organisations to address education and social issues in the communities of Manchester.