About the Independent Reviewer

Professor Becky Huxley-Binns was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Hull in January 2019, having previously held the role of Vice-Provost, Academic Enhancement, at the University of Law.


Becky studied Law at the University of Central Lancashire and then post-compulsory education at Nottingham Trent University. She was appointed Head of Law at Franklin College, Grimsby, in 1996 and, in 2002, senior lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University. Promoted to a personal Chair in Legal Education in 2013, Becky was Co-Director of the Nottingham Law School Centre for Legal Education at Nottingham Trent University. She was Law Teacher of the Year in 2010 (nominated by students). She is also a member of the UK Teaching Excellence Awards Advisory Panel and was Chair of the UK Quality Assurance Agency Law Subject Benchmark Statement Review Group 2015. Very experienced at teaching all levels of legal education from GCSE to Doctorate level, Becky has also been a senior examiner for ‘A’ level law, Principal Examiner for Criminal Law for CILEX and an experienced external examiner to University Law Schools.


Becky became a National Teaching Fellow in 2012, Principal Fellow of the HEA in 2017.  She was also a main panel member of the TEF Subject level pilot (2018 and 2019).


Expert advice will be provided by Dr. Sarabajaya Kumar. Dr Kumar is an interdisciplinary social science academic, an equalities consultant and a disability activist. She teaches leadership and public policy to international civil servants and civil society leaders at University College London (UCL), and has previously taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the University of Oxford and the Open University.


Her research interests are in: accountability, governance, intersectionality, ethical leadership and disability; and her current projects relate to disability equality and artificial intelligence.


A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), she is also an accredited Executive Coach with extensive experience of coaching and mentoring university academics, grant-makers and social entrepreneurs.