Dr Zainab Khan

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  • Qualifications:LLB(Hons), PGCHE, Barrister (non practising), PhD, SFHEA
  • Position:Leader for Continuous Enhancement (Law)
  • Department:FBL - Law
  • Telephone:+44 (0)117 32 82362
  • Email:Zainab2.Khan@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Zainab has been a member of the Law School since 2007. Prior to her academic career, she was worked as a legal services professional.  In March 2017, she was appointed Leader for Continuous Enhancement.  She supports programme management teams with the Faculty's strategic priorities and those relating to TEF metrics.  She reports to the Executive Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor and the Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching and the Student Experience.

From 2012-2017 she was the UG Law Programmes Leader and she had operational responsibilities associated with the major milestones in the academic calendar and the daily delivery of the LLB programmes. She also had operational management responsibilities including; marketing and admissions, NSS and associated improvement initiatives, graduate destinations as well as quality assurance.

Zainab supports the School's international portfolio, working closely with overseas partner institutions and promoting UWE overseas.

Zainab is the Faculty Lead for Race Equality and is passionate about diversity within HE. She is the curator of Equity, a major strategic positive action programme which seeks to improve graduate outcomes for BAME students. Equity is an innovative diversity practice, focussing on race and identity coaching, enterprise education and networking events entirely facilitated by external BAME professionals. Zainab is also the curator of The Link, Bristol's largest BAME professional networking event which takes place at UWE during Black History Month. Visit Twitter @Bristol_Equity to see her work in this area and get in touch if you would like to get involved in Equity or The Link. 

Zainab's teaching specialism is EU Law and the work-based learning module, Law in Action.  She has also designed and delivered employability skills modules and is a PhD progression examiner.

She is an external examiner at Kingston University and the University of Buckingham.  She is an elected member of the Faculty Board and also sits on the Advisory Board for Babbasa Youth Empowerment Projects CIC.


2010 Better Together Award winner University's GDP Tutor of the Year. 

2011 Better Together Award winner with colleagues for Pro Bono initiatives.

2016 Shortlisted with colleagues for the Putting People First VC Award (Inclusivity) 

2016 Outstanding Team Contribution to Employability & Enterprise winner VC Award

2017 Nominated Student Experience Awards – The Academic Personal Tutor Award

2017 Nominated VC Award for Inclusivity


Zainab's doctoral research critically examined factors affecting the public participation principle, in particular the credibility that can be attached to public consultation procedures in environmental matters exploring the motivations of the State, campaign groups and individuals. She is particularly interested in the socio-political inequalities which determine individual empowerment and engagement in all forms of public debate. 

She has previously produced working papers on the state of air pollution compliance across the EU as part of an EU Commission funded collaborative project​.


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