I was born in Tanzania (East Africa, where my parents were also born) and moved to the UK in the mid 60’s. I have made Wales my home and have lived here since 1999 having previously studied in Cardiff in the 80’s. I am a Registered Social Worker and have worked in a variety of setting for about 25 years. Now, I am Programme Director of the MA in Social Work at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.
I have always been actively involved in anti-discriminatory work and meeting people who were also interested in offering support on issues of race. This great group of individuals looked at how we might organise to actively make Wales an anti-racist society and led to us setting up Race Alliance Wales. I am pleased to be able to work along these lines both in my main job and campaigning work, with organisations such as Plaid BME, British Association of Social Workers and more generally across the university