Vini Lander is Professor of Race and Education and Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University.
Her research deploys the theoretical framework of critical race theory to examine ‘race’ (in)equalities in education, specifically in teacher education. The persistence of educational race inequality from early years to higher education has spurred Vini’s research and teaching. She has led research on teacher education to better educate teachers to think beyond the racial status quo. Recently, she has worked with colleagues to research the policy which mandates teachers should promote fundamental British values.
As Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality Vini has worked with a range of stakeholders, such as teachers, multi-academy trusts, medical educators, medical practices, exam boards, the EHRC, arts organisations and universities to support the development of anti-racism and decoloniality in the education of children, young people, doctors, teachers and other professionals.