Former Interim Director of the Runnymede Trust
Dr Zubaida Haque is the former Interim Director of the Runnymede Trust and a member of Independent SAGE(Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies). Zubaida has a strong research and policy background in ethnicity and inequality within education, employment, housing, health, poverty, and criminal justice areas. She has also written and spoken widely on race and crime, citizenship and integration issues. Zubaida has worked for several government departments, think tanks and universities and has participated in national Commissions, including two government-commissioned reviews on race and youth disturbances in Britain. Zubaida is a currently a Commissioner on the Women’s Budget Group Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy, a fellow of the RSA and a member of Independent SAGE, which shares independent and transparent advice with the public and HM Government, with the purpose of helping the UK navigate COVID-19. Zubaida has written many comment pieces on issues affecting black and ethnic minority communities for national newspapers, including The Guardian, The Times, TES and the New Statesman; she has also made regular appearances on Channel 4 News, Newsnight, BBC News and BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV Good Morning Britain as well as on national and local radio stations.