Maria Jackson

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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I spent the first ten years of my career working for the Bank of England (primarily in their International Division and their Banking Supervision Division).  I then moved into the education sector, taking up the position of Departmental Manager at the Language Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London.  After two years, I moved to King’s College London where I spent nearly 18 years in a similar role as Departmental Manager in their English Language Centre.

In 2015 I joined Bloomsbury Institute to work within its Quality Department, becoming Head of Quality in 2016 and then combining that role with that of Company Secretary in 2017.  However, in 2019 I was appointed to a new position within Bloomsbury Institute – that of Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion whilst continuing with my existing role as Company Secretary. I am also Bloomsbury Institute’s Prevent Lead.


I am passionate about issues around equality and diversity, and am particularly fortunate to be able to channel that passion into my role as Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  Outside of work, I enjoy swimming although it is very much a case of stamina over speed and style!

Qualifications, Affiliations and Memberships

BA (Hons) French

External Memberships

  • Association of University Administrators
  • IHE Quality Managers Network
  • Prevent HE Network

Internal Memberships

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Academic Committee
  • Senior Management and Leadership Team
  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee
  • Course Committees
  • Student Staff Consultative Forum
  • Research Ethics Committee