Council member

Professor Ima Jackson

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Ima Jackson

Professor Ima Jackson

Glasgow Caledonian University


Ima is an academic who has worked at Glasgow Caledonian University for many years. She has spent most of her career working with racialised and marginalised people: initially as a midwife in the poorest parts of London and Glasgow, and in more recent years with those who have migrated to Scotland.


Ima was Independent Co- Chair of the First Minister’s Advisory Council on Women and Girls from 2020- 2022 and although she asked to step down as co chair,  Ima is keen to continue to participate in this next phase as the Council focuses on accountability and governance structures.

Her academic work seeks to understand and evidence the mechanisms through which racialisation and systemic racism is created and recreated in our policy and data processes and service design.  Her research focuses on evidencing the expertise, experiences and perspectives of those under-represented about the mechanisms of marginalisation they experience within the structural processes and organisations which dominate the cultural, political and economic landscape of Scotland.

This approach encourages facilitated interaction through the Academy which acknowledges the power differentials between different communities and cultures and key public and private sector organisations in Scotland.