Dr Karamat Iqbal has worked in equalities and education for more than 40 years. This has included work as a local authority schools adviser and a consultant to various government departments, including the Department for Education.
He has had a longstanding commitment to improving education of disadvantaged young people. One of his reports was used as the main text for a parliamentary debate on education of white working-class children. His doctoral research was published as ‘British Pakistani boys, education and the role of religion: In the land of the Trojan Horse'.
Karamat has written for numerous publications including the Times Educational Supplement. He writes a blog for Optimus Education and tweets @ForwardPartners.
Details of Karamat’s work can be found at www.forwardpartnership.org.uk