Melanie-Marie Haywood

Director of Education Development Service


Dr Melanie-Marie Haywood is the Director of Education Development Service (EDS) at BCU, and has a passion for academic development, quality, and equity in education and leadership. She has worked across the field of education in primary, secondary and higher education, both in the Caribbean and the UK. Dr Haywood has attained professional and academic qualifications in a variety of education studies, specialising in assessment and post-colonial education. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Her heritage, and time in the Caribbean developed a passion for success of marginalised students. She has worked with numerous organisations and HEI’s in the UK to develop anti-racist and inclusive approaches for improved outcomes for students and staff of colour.