Mrs Sharon Anyiam

Job: Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing in Society

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

Sharon is a Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing in Society and Global Health. She is currently completing her PhD in Sociology, investigating the most recent wave of Black activism through an exploration of Black millennial narratives on criminalisation and resistance. Her research interests focus on race, racism and resistance in its intersections.

Sharon has widespread experience as a community facilitator, volunteering and working in anti-racist community organising at grassroots level. She has taken part in community-led campaigns at local, regional, national and international level. She has worked collaboratively with researchers and activists in the US and Kenya. As a certifying Doula, Sharon also has keen interest in fostering maternal health for minoritized ethnic and marginalised groups at a community level.

Publications and outputs

Media Outputs:

  • BBC Bradford Radio – Racial Justice Network on Hate Crime: Project Officer, Sharon Anyiam, joins BBC Radio Bradford to discuss our hate crime report.
  • What is #ENDSARZ? -

Research interests/expertise

  • Qualitative research on race and ethnicity
  • Issues of intersectional social (in)justice
  • Activism and Resistance
  • Maternal health and wellbeing of minoritized ethnic groups


  • BA American Studies with a Year Abroad
  • MA Human Rights and Global Health

Honours and awards

  • DMU Global PhD International Collaboration grant, 2018
  • DMU PhD Fee Waiver Scholarship, 2017
  • Best Campus-Based Dissertation Prize in the department of Politics and International Relations, 2017

Conference attendance

  • Anyiam, S. (2021) Vaccine Apartheid: Disparity in Vaccine roll-out in between Western Countries and Global South. University of Nairobi Education Department Webinar
  • Anyiam, S. (2019) Black activism in higher education. University of Nairobi Education Symposium
  • Anyiam, S. (2018) Framing Black Millennial Resistance in the 21st Century Post-Race Era. Challenging Academic Debates, University of Leeds.

Consultancy work

Sharon has also undertaken advisory roles providing anti-racist training and guidance to organisations on community and campaign building initiatives. Organisations include: The Racial Justice Network, Friends of the Earth, Leeds Beckett University Carnegie School of Education.