Dr Sally Osei-Appiah



Dr Sally Osei-Appiah is the Postgraduate Research Diversity Lead (Student Success) at Educational Engagement (University of Leeds). Her work involves developing a number of on-programme support projects for underrepresented PhD students within Leeds as well as externally. In addition to serving as the institutional workstream 3 lead on the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education, Sally sits on a number of strategic, (cross) institutional committees and working groups such as for Generation Delta, and the University of Leed’s Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment team. Prior to her current role, Sally served in different academic roles including as a Research Fellow at the School of Law, and Teaching Fellow at the School of Media and Communication (University of Leeds). As a researcher, Sally’s interests are in EDI in higher education, gender in media and society, gender and political communication, and visual communication, with a special focus on Africa. Besides publishing for both academic and non-academic audiences,  Sally has also been involved in several public engagement events where she has shared her expertise on women in politics, gender inequality, democracy and Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs)  in Africa. Currently, Sally is Reviews Editor for the journal Information, Communication & Society and Co-chair of the Black Female Academics’ Network.