OUR TEAM

Meet the team behind Breakfast Clubs Against Racism! We are made up of a group of passionate Trustees and Volunteers who are striving to create racial equality.

LARA SENGUPTA, DIRECTOR

Lara’s personal experience of being a racialised minority child and then adult growing up in London, played a major part in the creation of Breakfast Clubs Against Racism. Lara has experience working in international non-profits and social enterprises, including her past business which combined yoga with workshops in Kolkata, India, providing human trafficking victims with employable skills and a support network for rehabilitation.

RHIANNON TURNER, TRUSTEE

Professor Rhiannon Turner is a social psychologist whose research and teaching focuses on promoting positive intergroup relations and tackling prejudice in all its forms. She has a degree in Psychology from Cardiff University, a Masters in Social and Applied Psychology from the University of Kent and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. Since 2012 she has been a Professor of Social Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, and is Director of the Centre for Identity and Intergroup Relations. Rhiannon is a past recipient of the British Psychological Society Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology (2007), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Robert B. Cialdini Award for excellence in field research (2008), and the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize (2011). In 2020, she featured in the BAFTA-winning Channel 4 documentary 'The School That Tried to End Racism'. Rhiannon has two young children and lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

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JOSEPHINE JENGO, TRUSTEE

Josephine Jengo is an experienced programme manager and specialist in gender related issues. She currently leads in supporting Commonwealth Parliaments to strengthen gender-based violence legislation, promote gender equality and apply gender informed practices within politics. She has also worked for various grassroot organisations supporting women from minority backgrounds who have experienced gender-based violence and exploitation. Josephine is passionate about empowering women’s voices especially from minority communities and has 7 years’ experience working on this cause.

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NIRAN VINOD, TRUSTEE

Niran Vinod is a creative strategist at the Creative Shop, working with fashion, retail brands and agencies to help them maximise their creative potential on the platform. Bringing together photography, design and technology for brands is nothing new for Niran as he has bridged the worlds of commerce, content and community for over 10 years, with past experience at We Are Social, Independents United and AKQA focusing on the Nike Football account.

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