Dr Marie Stewart is the Director for Taylor-Stewart Associates.
She works across the full range of Diversity issues, particularly race and gender, 
to promote effective individual and organizational development.

  • Born and educated to A-level in Jamaica
  • Teachers Certificate from the Froebel Institute (London University Institute of Education), with Distinction in Theory of Education,
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with subsidiary Sociology (London University)
  • PhD in Psychology (London University)
  • BEd Honoris Causa (Roehampton University)
  • Doctor of the University Honoris Causa (University of East London)

In 2009 she was appointed an MBE for services to education, diversity and equal opportunities.

Dr Stewart has worked in Jamaica and the Netherlands as well as the UK - including psychology teaching and research at the Universities of London and the West Indies; and working for an international development foundation as the Scientific Adviser for projects in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Caribbean.

In the UK, before setting up Taylor-Stewart Associates in 1990, Dr Stewart was an Executive Consultant with Fullemploy Consultancy, having previously been a Management Adviser at The Industrial Society (now The Work Foundation).

As our Lead Consultant she has developed and delivered programmes with our Associate Consultants across the full range of our activities, working in the UK and internationally.

Dr Stewart is a Governor of an Academy in London She was a Governor of the University of East London between 1998 and 2007 and was the Chair of the Board (2005-2007) and Deputy Chair (2003-2005).  Until 2006, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Talawa Theatre Company (including a period as Chair) and she has also been a member of the Ethnic Minority Advisory Group of The Prince’s Trust.  She was a member of the Council of the legal charity on whistleblowing, Public Concern at Work, (now Protect). She has been the Adviser on Race Equality to the Police Complaints Authority and was an adviser to the family’s legal team for the Inquiry into the Death of Stephen Lawrence, producing the analysis ‘Race’ as a Factor in the Stephen Lawrence Case for the Inquiry. She has been the Equality Adviser to the Main Board of the Army Training and Recruiting Agency; the Academic Director of the Home Office Holly Royde Seminar on Race, Community Relations and Policing and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace for Inner London.  

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