Shabnam lectures in Initial Teacher Education for the primary teacher training programmes at Leeds Beckett University where her specialist areas are race, diversity and inclusion. She is also the Education Lead for Anti Racist Cumbria and supports schools and educational organisations on their anti racist journey.
Shabnam is passionate about authenticity, equity and empowerment and has been in primary education for over 25 years, serving diverse communities as a class teacher, SENDCo, head teacher, governor and trustee. She is also an independent education consultant and runs DewDrop Education to share her expertise and support organisations.
Shabnam is a member of Disability Ed UK and is a founder member of BAME Ed North West, two organisations that seek to support educators from diverse backgrounds.